WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he is considering sending 1,000 U.S. troops from Germany to Poland, a step sought by Warsaw to deter potential aggression from Russia.

"We're talking about it," Trump told reporters in the Oval Office as he met with visiting Polish President Andrzej Duda.

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Poland, which has had a Russian boot on its windpipe for much of its history, wants U.S. troops to build a big military installation in its country — and the Pentagon is proceeding cautiously.

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During a meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday, Polish President Andrzej Duda offered to name the possible permanent US military presence in the country 'Fort Trump', which is the proverbial cherry-on-top of the geopolitical ice cream sundae that Poland has extended to the United States in an effort to deter Crimea-style aggression from Russia.

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