Earlier this year, the United States and Poland government have signed an agreement that will now allow additional 1,000 US soldiers to be deployed in Poland on a rotational basis. This agreement is a result of a two-year-long negotiation process between the countries. In addition to the extra US troops, the US will also have an increased presence and special defense infrastructure in Poland. Poland will fund this increased presence and new infrastructure. Moreover, the Government of Poland also plans to fund the creation and establishment of an area support group and US special operations capability.
In addition to this, the US military also aims to help improve the defense capabilities of Eastern Europe, and they plan to build a division headquarters in Poland. Moreover, it was further revealed that both the nation's military would be trained in a combat training center, which will be established in Drawsko Pomorskie, which is in northern Poland. Furthermore, sources confirm that Poland has ordered thirty-two F-35 fighter jets, which are manufactured by Lockheed Martin in the United States. The US government also plans to set up reconnaissance squadron and intelligence surveillance in Poland, which will consist of US Air Force MQ-9 Reaper aerial vehicles.
The US military already has 4,500 soldiers present monthly in Poland on a rotational basis as a part of a 2016 Nato agreement. However, they do not have any permanently stationed forces. President Trump of the US and President Andrez Duda of Poland, along with the relevant Defence Secretaries, conclude that this increased presence and the establishment of new infrastructure is to help improve the relations between the two countries and to eliminate all kinds of threats and challenges regarding defense and security.
The acting US defense secretary also ensured that the increased presence will maintain sovereignty, democracy, and freedom in the country, and will not disturb the country's peace at any cost. It is evident that the agreement has been made on as a goodwill gesture on both nations' parts, and the President of Poland has already proposed to fund $2bn to establish a permanent US military base in Poland, however, President Trump has not reportedly committed to it yet. This friendship and agreement between the two countries can open doors for other opportunities in the future, and both of the nations look forward to it.