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MILITÄR: US Präsenz in Polen infographic

Pläne für permanente US Stützpunkte in Polen

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June 10, 2019 -- Die Vereinigten Staaten werden voraussichtlich die Pläne für eine Erweiterung der militärischen Präsenz in Polen realisieren. Es kämen über 1.000 neue Truppen in das Land und Truppen werden permanent stationiert.

The U.S. and Poland are reportedly coming closer to agreeing a deal to boost the number of non-permanent American troops in the country by between 1,000 and 1,500. There are on average about 4,500 U.S. troops in Poland on rotation as part of NATO forces, according to Reuters.

Instead of constructing a single large military base, Washington has proposed dispersing U.S. troops across various existing bases in Poland.

Any build-up of American forces will likely trigger a response from Russia, which could boost its defence assets near Poland’s borders.

One potential site for Russia to bolster its presence would be Belarus, which is already one of Moscow's key defence partners. Other nearby areas include Kaliningrad, Crimea and eastern Ukraine.

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