US to send more troops to Poland

Mar 2012
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The U.S. is expected to announce Wednesday that it will send about 1,000 additional troops and a squadron of Reaper drones to Poland to beef up the nation’s ability to defend itself amid worries about Russian military activity, U.S. officials said.

The final details were still under discussion Tuesday, but the decision to expand America’s military presence in Poland comes after months of lobbying by Polish leaders who had hoped for a U.S. base in their country.

Officials said Tuesday that the preliminary agreement avoids any permanent U.S. base or presence in the country and sticks instead to a rotational force. There are currently about 4,500 U.S. troops that routinely rotate in and out of Poland.

The new plans call for the construction of a new combat training center in Drawsko Pomorskie and additional facilities in the future. U.S. officials said the Reaper drones will be used to provide greater intelligence to Poland. The U.S. also expects to set up a military headquarters there.

An announcement is expected Wednesday when President Donald Trump meets with Polish President Andrzej Duda at the White House. An aide to Duda has said that negotiations to increase American troops in Poland were successful.

Officials: US to send about 1,000 more troops to Poland
 

Devil505

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The U.S. is expected to announce Wednesday that it will send about 1,000 additional troops and a squadron of Reaper drones to Poland to beef up the nation’s ability to defend itself amid worries about Russian military activity, U.S. officials said.

The final details were still under discussion Tuesday, but the decision to expand America’s military presence in Poland comes after months of lobbying by Polish leaders who had hoped for a U.S. base in their country.

Officials said Tuesday that the preliminary agreement avoids any permanent U.S. base or presence in the country and sticks instead to a rotational force. There are currently about 4,500 U.S. troops that routinely rotate in and out of Poland.

The new plans call for the construction of a new combat training center in Drawsko Pomorskie and additional facilities in the future. U.S. officials said the Reaper drones will be used to provide greater intelligence to Poland. The U.S. also expects to set up a military headquarters there.

An announcement is expected Wednesday when President Donald Trump meets with Polish President Andrzej Duda at the White House. An aide to Duda has said that negotiations to increase American troops in Poland were successful.

Officials: US to send about 1,000 more troops to Poland
I'd like to see the HOR refuse to fund any military actions for Trump that have not been approved by congress.
They have the power. (this would include any actions Trump claims are emergencies.)
 
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I'd like to see the HOR refuse to fund any military actions for Trump that have not been approved by congress.
They have the power. (this would include any actions Trump claims are emergencies.)
I think they fear doing that due to retaliation in the future. A future president might want the same leniency. But I do agree with you, all military action should be approved.
 

Devil505

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Trump is illegally refusing to respond to all subpoenas.......time for the HOR to refuse to fund ANYTHING the Trump cartel wants to do! (let the Exec branch take the HOR to court)

Screw worrying about the politics!
 
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Trump is illegally refusing to respond to all subpoenas.......time for the HOR to refuse to fund ANYTHING the Trump cartel wants to do! (let the Exec branch take the HOR to court)

Screw worrying about the politics!
Just hearing that Trump is putting in executive privilege on the census. Dont have details but its just breaking.
 
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The Man

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Polish are paranoid freaks, obsessed with Russia supposedly attacking them some day. Of course, there are also plenty of similar freaks in Russia itself, who imagine a Polish-NATO assault and invasion on Russian Kaliningrad...
 
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Tedminator

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Polish are paranoid freaks, obsessed with Russia supposedly attacking them some day. Of course, there are also plenty of similar freaks in Russia itself, who imagine a Polish-NATO assault and invasion on Russian Kaliningrad...
Poland's paranoia is justified.. they were invaded and occupied by both Russia and Europe less than a century ago.
 

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