The United States plans to additionally deploy up to six thousand troops in Poland, Polish Radio reported on Monday with reference to the Rzeczpospolita newspaper .
According to the newspaper, the agreement on strengthening the US military presence in Poland can be announced during the possible visit of US President Donald Trump to this country, timed to the 80th anniversary of the start of World War II. Events on the occasion of this date are scheduled in Poland on September 1.
The newspaper notes that the Pentagon has a clear vision of how to strengthen the American forces in Poland. Instead of creating one “superbase” known as Fort Trump, the American side plans to disperse its military contingents around the country and bring them to about six thousand people.
It is planned to change the status of a substantial part of the troops, including the armored brigade in the city of Zagan, from rotational to permanent. The American side can also take over permanent coordination of the NATO battalion stationed in the town of Orzhis near the Russian border, the newspaper writes.
Other projects include the deployment of US forces to protect the systems of the European segment of the US global missile defense system, which will be deployed in the town of Redzikovo in northern Poland.
If these plans are implemented, Poland will be second only to Germany, Italy and Great Britain in terms of the number of US troops in Europe, the newspaper stresses.
At present, an American tank brigade of up to 4,000 troops is stationed in Poland.
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