US prepares for larger military presence in Poland

February 13, 2019

Stars and Stripes:

STUTTGART, Germany — The U.S. will deploy hundreds more troops to Poland in a push to further boost its military presence in a region where the Pentagon already has thousands of servicemembers conducting operations, America’s top diplomat in the country said.

The U.S. ambassador to Poland, Georgette Mosbacher, said the increase will be significant. “It passes the … hundreds mark,” Mosbacher told the Financial Times Wednesday.

The ambassador stopped short of saying whether the move involves setting up a permanent military base in the country, but suggested future deployments will be rotational in nature. Warsaw has lobbied hard for a permanent U.S. base and more ground troops, offering $2 billion to help fund the idea.

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