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US sending 1,000 more troops to Poland, Trump announces

US sending 1,000 more troops to Poland, Trump announces Photo: Staff Sgt. John Jackson / USMC

June 12, 2019 03:18 PM

President Donald Trump says the United States will send 1,000 more service members to Poland as he announces a broadening security and economic alliance.

Trump is discussing the additional troops as part of a White House press conference with visiting Polish President Andrzej Duda. Before the two men spoke, a single F-35 flew over the White House to emphasize Poland's plan to purchase the aircraft.

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Trump says the Polish government will pay for the infrastructure to support the additional troops. He is also praising Poland for increased defense spending to meeting its NATO commitments.

Trump says the two countries have agreed to increased sales of liquefied natural gas to Poland to demonstrate growing economic cooperation between the two countries.

The decision follows months of lobbying by Polish leaders who had hoped for a permanent U.S. base they said could be called "Fort Trump."

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