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The US is sending 1,000 troops to Poland to establish a permanent military base

The US is sending 1,000 troops to Poland to establish a permanent military base 3 August, 2020

A permanent US military presence will be established in Poland, where an additional 1,000 troops will be deployed, Poland's Defence Ministry said Friday.

Poland is set to grow its bilateral defence relationship with its NATO partner. On June 12 last year, U.S. President Donald Trump agreed, with Polish President Andrzej Duda, to send 1,000 more troops to his NATO ally.

Poland currently hosts a rotating contingent of over 4,000 U.S. troops. A permanent presence, which the statement says will now number at least 5,500 troops, is likely to cost Poland more.

The deal also involves the development of expertise for Polish forces in the areas of reconnaissance and command, with the possibility of more U.S. forces coming to Poland in case of an increased threat, the statement said.

The financial details of the new deal were not revealed in the ministry's statement.

The U.S. military on Wednesday expanded on plans to withdraw about 12,000 troops from Germany and indicated that some of them could be moved to Poland or the Baltic states.ade edildi.

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