Poland Signs ‘Trump Deal’ To Increase U.S. Troops Near Russian Border


While fossilized critics apparently stuck in the 1980s bash Trump for withdrawing troops from Germany, the president has shaken up the moribund NATO Alliance, forcing it to increase defense spending and realign forces to better face the Russia threat.

As part of his strategic relocation of U.S. forces throughout Europe earlier this year, President Trump withdrew nearly 10,000 U.S. personnel from ‘delinquent’ Germany (no longer on the front lines with Russia) and redeployed several thousand troops to NATO ally – Poland on the Russian border.

This has included increased rotations of U.S. forces to Poland, but now that U.S. presence will become permanent. As Defense News notes, Poland’s conservative president, Andrzej Duda, has now signed the deal that enhances U.S. military presence in the central European country. Duda has had close ties with the Trump administration, signing defense and energy deals.

In this instance, Defense News reports:

The Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement that he ratified raises the number of U.S. troops in Poland to some 5,500 and moves from Germany the U.S. Army V Corps overseas headquarters. It strengthens the U.S. defense presence in central and Eastern Europe at a time of increased Russian military activity.

Duda added that the new agreement should be a symbol of a partnership that continues regardless of political developments, implying possible political changes in the U.S. due to the elections. “I believe that our partnership is above political divisions,” Duda said during the signing ceremony.

“We are waiting for the new U.S. president to take office,” Duda concluded, according to Defense News.

Regardless of who is finally certified as the winner in the U.S. presidential race, Trump must be credited with enhancing European security by forcing NATO to increase its collective defense spending by $50 billion annually since 2016, and placing U.S. forces where they are most needed – on the front lines with Russia.

Whoever the next U.S. president is should continue President Trump’s solid approach to enhancing the Alliance and deterring Russia.


Paul Crespo

Paul Crespo is the Managing Editor of American Defense News. A defense and national security expert, he served as a Marine Corps officer and as a military attaché with the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) at US embassies worldwide. Paul holds degrees from Georgetown, London, and Cambridge Universities. He is also CEO of SPECTRE Global Risk, a security advisory firm, and President of the Center for American Defense Studies, a national security think tank.

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fabien
fabien
18 days ago

Biden will withdraw them because Poland doesn’t allow transgender and queer education in elementary schools.

Nancy
Nancy
18 days ago

IF Biden wins he will withdraw them just because Trump set it up and the agenda of the left has been to cut our military defense. Biden and Obama already showed us what they do to our military.

Gayle
Gayle
18 days ago

President Trump again shows what a true leader looks like. Hopefully he will be re-elected for a second term as President and continue to erode away the advancing communistic and socialist agenda that unfortunately too many indoctrinated American students have been convinced that we need to become as a country.


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