‘Continue To Trump’? US to increase military-to-military relations with Poland in the quote to deter Russia

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WARSAW, Poland – The small European country that played a Central role in two groundbreaking events of the 20th century – the beginning of the second world war and the fall of Soviet communism – is now the key to deterring Russia’s aggressive military ambitions, officials say, as they expect, that a strong U.S. military build-up.

Poland, the borders with a sliver of Russian territory, was already spending surging to his defense. And President, Trump has committed to the deployment of 2,000 troops in Poland, adding to the 4,000 already there, in what is unofficially nicknamed the “continued trump.” The Polish government has offered to spend $2 billion in the direction of a base or multiple bases for the localization of the additional soldiers. Poland, the purchase of 32 F-35A fighter jets from the United States.


“Trying to look at it from the U.S. perspective, Poland is centrally located on the Eastern flank. You can not think of an effective deterrent without Poland,” said Tomasz Szatkowski, Polish Ambassador to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.

“We are pro-US and understand We share the burden, which I think makes us a good partner for the United States, in my view, this is a mutual interest for the security,” he added. “There is no better deterrent to aggressive Russian behaviour, and serious military capabilities. That doesn’t mean we want to be provocative in the direction of Russia. This is not the case. It is a responsible policy.”

US Vice-President Mike Pence, speaks during a press conference in Warsaw, Poland, 2. September, 2019. Slawomir Kaminski/Agencja Gazeta via REUTERS


The President of Poland, Andrzej Duda is set to visit the United States this weekend. This comes weeks after the Vice-President Pence visited Poland in Sept. 1 on the occasion of the 80th anniversary of Nazi Germany invasion of the country since the second world war.

To meet while in the country, Pence called on allies that its defense commitments. To invest in the NATO policy calls for each of the 28 member States, 2 percent of their gross domestic product in defense. But the United States and Poland are two of only seven States to comply with this obligation, or, what is usually called the “burden-sharing”. The Polish Ministry of defence spend, allegedly, plans, 2.5 percent of its GDP for defence in 2030.

During the Cold war Poland was part of the Soviet-led counter-weight to the Alliance of NATO, known as the Warsaw Pact. In June, the country, the 30-year anniversary of the first free elections since the Cold war marks began where voters rejected Communist candidates. The country is also 20 years marked since he is a member of NATO in 1999.

US President, Trump speaks at the meeting with the President of Poland, Andrzej Duda in the Oval Office of the White house in Washington, USA, 12. June, 2019. REUTERS/Leah Millis

In the context of the agreement between the Nations if a NATO is attacked member, the other members would help.

The Second world war has certainly left its mark, Szatkowski said. The Ambassador stressed that Poland attacked paranoid about the scenario of Russian President Vladimir Putin, the country. However, after the actions of Russia against neighboring Georgia and Ukraine, NATO can’t the possibility be dismissed.


“We don’t want to overdo it on-in any way, nor NATO itself recognizes the seriousness of the fact that Russia has been investing for almost 20 years in the expansion of their military capabilities. Deterrence allows you to enter a dialogue,” Szatkowski said. “There is also caution for the US and NATO is to be prepared. It’s about being prepared and also to be able to give you better dialogue.”

Citizens in Poland and provide you with some different views about an increased military presence.

“I want more of the army of the United States, so that we can feel secure. We have never, as the Russians and have always felt close to the United States people,” said Malgorzata Michalek, Sandomierz, a town in southeastern Poland.

However, Jarey Baster, of Tarnobrzeg, a town in southeastern Poland, a U.S. troop unintended could have a build to follow.

“If we brought American soldiers here, and I’m worried, what will Russia do, if you are afraid of. Russia could bring your army closer to Poland,” Baster said.

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