Trump says he'll likely send more US troops to Poland

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Poland Wants Fort Trump

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The United States will likely move some troops to Poland from elsewhere in Europe, U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday as he and Polish President Andrzej Duda met.


Trump also said Poland would build facilities to house U.S. troops under a declaration signed by American and Polish officials on Monday, that Poland qualifies for U.S. visa waivers and that he will reschedule a postponed trip to Poland "fairly soon."

Poland will pick up the cost for facilities, Trump said. About 4,500 U.S. troops are currently on a regular rotation to the country, according to Military Times.

Polish leaders have in the past floated the idea of naming a permanent U.S. base in the country as "Fort Trump."

"This is a mission, not a cycle of training events," U.S. Army Lt. Col. Steven Gventer said in 2017. "The purpose is to deter aggression in the Baltics and in Poland ... We are fully ready to be lethal."

(Reporting by Steve Holland; writing by Arshad Mohammed; editing by Jonathan Oatis)


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