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US Sending 1,000 Troops to Poland
Jun 12th, 2019 at 4:13pm
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‘Fort Trump’ for Poland? Not Quite.

The Trump administration has been mainly focused on the strategic threat from China in recent months, but U.S. President Donald Trump is signaling that he is keeping at least one eye on Russia, the only other nation the Pentagon believes could pose an existential threat to the United States.

After months of focusing on the trade war and military competition with Beijing, Trump this week moved to step up the U.S. military presence in Eastern Europe to deter Russian aggression. Trump announced plans to send an additional 1,000 troops to Poland during a joint press conference in Washington on Wednesday with Polish President Andrzej Duda.

Some experts said the troop increase is less about responding to any new Russian threat and more about rewarding Poland for its commitment to security. Poland is one of just eight NATO member countries that meets the alliance commitment of spending 2 percent of GDP on defense, a key sore spot in U.S.-NATO relations under Trump. Ever since his presidential campaign, Trump has harshly criticized members for not spending enough on security, particularly Germany...

The “noncombat” troops will be mostly focused on logistics and support, the official said, stressing that their presence will not violate a 1997 security agreement that prohibits the permanent basing of NATO troops in former Warsaw Pact countries...

In addition to the additional troops, the United States will establish a forward-deployed division headquarters and a combat training center, to be jointly used by Polish and U.S. forces in Drawsko Pomorskie, Poland, and eventually other locations, according to the joint resolution Trump and Duda signed on Wednesday. The United States will also stand up a U.S. Air Force surveillance squadron of MQ-9 Reaper drones and a U.S. special operations forces capability in Poland. In addition, the United States will build infrastructure to support the presence of an armored brigade combat team, a combat aviation brigade, and a combat sustainment support battalion.

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So, we're rewarding them for spending more on defense by committing more troops, etc. to Poland? Wasn't the point of NATO states increasing their defense spending that we could reduce our commitments?
  
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Re: US Sending 1,000 Troops to Poland
Reply #1 - Jun 12th, 2019 at 4:18pm
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I know!

Our troops will march into Poland backwards and say they are leaving!

  

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Aiiiiyee!!!!!



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Re: US Sending 1,000 Troops to Poland
Reply #3 - Jun 12th, 2019 at 4:27pm
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Huh?

This article makes no sense.

My son is shipping out to Poland on Sept 4th for 9 months as part of his National Guard artillery unit for joint exercises.

He has known about this since before he enlisted over a year ago ...  I've mentioned it on the boards multiple times.

Why does this article make it sound like these are new things?

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Re: US Sending 1,000 Troops to Poland
Reply #4 - Jun 12th, 2019 at 4:30pm
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Greg55_99 wrote on Jun 12th, 2019 at 4:20pm:
Aiiiiyee!!!!!



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Reminds me vaguely of a Polish film I saw in the early  70's about some sort of community award dinner where everything falls apart and the guests wind up walking off, one by one, with the food, decorations, even the chairs.


  

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Re: US Sending 1,000 Troops to Poland
Reply #5 - Jun 12th, 2019 at 4:38pm
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Queshank wrote on Jun 12th, 2019 at 4:27pm:
My son is shipping out to Poland on Sept 4th for 9 months as part of his National Guard artillery unit for joint exercises.

Why does this article make it sound like these are new things?

It seems to be new things. None of the articles I've read on this are about the National Guard or joint exercises:

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These appear to be regular troops that will be deployed to Poland, increasing the current total (there are already 4,500 there according to Stars & Stripes), and it's not just troops that are part of the agreement.
  
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Reply #6 - Jun 12th, 2019 at 4:45pm
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Poland?

WTF do we have military assets in Poland?

The Cold War ended a couple decades ago, no?
  

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Re: US Sending 1,000 Troops to Poland
Reply #7 - Jun 12th, 2019 at 4:50pm
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Mojo-Jojo wrote on Jun 12th, 2019 at 4:45pm:
Poland?

WTF do we have military assets in Poland?

The Cold War ended a couple decades ago, no?


I suppose since the left has been doing everything they can to restart the Cold War ... we've gotta respond.

(That's my criticism ... much earned ... of the Democrats and the media.)

Meanwhile yeah it's crappity smacked up.  What the crappity smack? 

I'm not exactly in a good mood about my son shipping out there.  The more our politicians ramp up their anti Russia rhetoric "punish Russia for daring to behave like the United States" bullshit the more dangerous the world becomes. 

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Reply #8 - Jun 12th, 2019 at 5:28pm
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Good pickles.
  

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Demos wrote on Jun 12th, 2019 at 4:13pm:
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So, we're rewarding them for spending more on defense by committing more troops, etc. to Poland? Wasn't the point of NATO states increasing their defense spending that we could reduce our commitments?


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