No ‘Fort Trump,’ but U.S. troops heading for Poland

The Trump administration is poised to send approximately 1,000 more U.S. troops into Poland to help curb Russian aggression in Europe, but apparently stopping short of Polish hopes for a permanent U.S. deployment in the country, according to documents reviewed by The Washington Times.

The troop agreement is expected to be sealed as part of a larger plan to expand bilateral ties between Washington and Warsaw when Polish President Andrzej Duda visits the White House on Wednesday.

The new troops heading to Poland will not be combat troops, but support and logistics units, according to the Joint Declaration on Defense Cooperation between the U.S. and Poland, to be released Wednesday.

Poland, with a long history of distrust of Russia, has been among the most vocal NATO members calling for a military build-up on the alliance’s eastern flank. Warsaw has been pushing for a permanent U.S. military base on its soil ever since Russia

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