Planos para uma base permanente dos EUA na Polónia
June 10, 2019 -- Os Estados Unidos estão a avançar para uma presença militar alargada na Polónia, mas qualquer projeção de forças deverá levar a uma resposta russa, segundo a firma de informação de defesa Stratfor.
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.