WARSAW, POLAND – Poland relies on expanding the presence of U.S. soldiers in the country, Defense Minister Mariusz Blashtak said.
His words, which he spoke after a meeting in Washington with the U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for National Security, General Herbert McMaster, were quoted by the Polish PAP.
Poland is alarmed by what it sees as Russia’s assertiveness on NATO’s eastern flank, has lobbied hard for the stationing of NATO troops on its soil, especially since Moscow’s annexation of Crimea in 2014.
In July, Poland and other nations in the region are concerned for their security because of Russia’s increased military activity, some of it close to their borders.
“I said in accordance with our government’s decision that we expect a wider presence of the U.S. troops in Poland. We guarantee that such a presence will positively affect security not only in Poland but also in much of Europe, “he said.
As for talks on Poland’s supply to the U.S. Patrol System, Blashtak said they are “doing well”.
At present, an American tank brigade is currently deployed in Poland.
The tank Brigade of the 2nd Armored BCT, 1st Infantry Division, in Gdansk is part of the Army’s effort to guarantee the placement of tanks and along with a manpower boost in Europe on a year-round basis.
The U.S. Army Soldiers are also deployed in the northeastern areas of the country, forming a multinational battalion set up in Osijek to form the eastern flank of NATO.
Peatriat’s delivery talks stretched over time as Washington announced its willingness to sell Warsaw’s arms for $ 10.5 billion, up by more than $ 2 billion over the Polish government.
The U.S. Army already deployed its second rotation to Poland to Begin 9-Month rotation.
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The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Poland, for follow-on support and sustainment services for its F-16 fleet for an estimated cost of $200 million.
They also approved possible foreign military sales to Poland for High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems and AIM-120C-7 Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missiles.
President Donald Trump during his visit to Poland last year delivereda speech which stated The U.S. will be fully committed to the success of the Polish people.