Poland Wants Permanent US Military Presence – And They’re Willing to Pay
American Military News reported that Poland sent a document to the United States asking for a permanent military presence in their country. Up to this point, the US has been there on a temporary basis through rotations. Poland is willing to pay $2 Billion to establish that permanent presence.
Why, you ask? Polish authorities are legitimately worried about the aggression of Russia after their annexation of Crimea. Unlike the fake fears of the Democrats here, Poland is concerned that Russia will encroach on their country, so are asking for a permanent deployment of a United States Armored Division for what they term as a “clear and present need.”
“This proposal outlines the clear and present need for a permanent U.S. armored division deployed in Poland, Poland’s commitment to provide significant support that may reach $1.5-2 billion by establishing joint military installations, and provide for more flexible movement of U.S. forces…Poland welcomes the United States’ steadfast support for maintaining the country’s safety, security and sovereignty, and is facilitating rotational deployments of U.S. forces throughout the country. While Poland recognizes and commends the significant lengths the United States has taken to strengthen the bilateral relationship and foster greater collective security, it likewise believes that together, the United States and Poland can do more to create a stronger, more resilient alliance, through an enduring presence.” Poland Ministry of Defence
Poland has been in talks with the US over the proposal, but Russia is extremely unhappy about it. Congress has called for a review, and the Pentagon isn’t talking about whether or not it will be enacted, according to the Army Times.
Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov stated that there would be a reaction from Russia. In an article on Russian media Tass he stated: “In general, when we record gradual expansion of NATO military structure towards our borders … this certainly does not contribute to security and stability on the continent in any way.”
Next month’s NATO meeting in Brussels is likely to be a lively discussion.
Poland seeks permanent US troop presence to deter Russia https://t.co/HyHcJ3AlWR
— Fox News (@FoxNews) May 28, 2018
#Poland wants a permanent #US military presence — and is willing to pony up as much as $2 billion to get it, according to a defense ministry proposal obtained by Polish news portal Onet.https://t.co/UJwAK9RotO
— Lukas Trakimavicius (@LukasTraki) May 27, 2018
— John Noonan (@noonanjo) May 31, 2018
— The Hill (@thehill) May 28, 2018
The Polish Defense Ministry has publicly stated it wants a permanent US military presence to deter possible Russian aggression.
This would be a significant concern for Russia, which has objected to the expansion of NATO members along its borders.https://t.co/Gn994oti6P
— The Soufan Center (@TheSoufanCenter) May 31, 2018
Alex Gorka : Poland Wants the US Military Presence to Be Permanent and Is Ready to Pay https://t.co/ZaUFc2eZM5
— DJS (@DJSiri) May 31, 2018
Trump Allowed US Military To Regain Size And Respect – Now Poland Is BEGGING For A U.S. Military Base, Offering To Pay $2 Billion https://t.co/H2CGNjeq99 via @en_volve BET THIS ANNOUNCEMENT MADE THE DEMOCRATS PUCKER. NO ONE WANTS THEM.
— Gary Grissett (@glgrissett) May 31, 2018
Featured photo: A U.S. Army infantryman waits atop an M2 Bradley fighting vehicle for the start of a live fire training exercise at Presidenski Range in Trzebian, Poland, March 26, 2018. (Spc. Dustin Biven/Army)