Donald Trump has floated the idea of establishing a US military base in Poland – a move that would be seen as a stark provocation by Russia – that Warsaw has offered to name after him
Some Polish politicians have long sought a more permanent presence of the US military in their country, and lobbying for such has increased since Russia’s 2014 annexation of the Crimea. Last year, at a meeting with the US leader, Polish president Andrzej Duda offered to name any permanent facility “Fort Trump”.
At at meeting at the White House with Mr Duda on Wednesday, at which the US and Poland signed a defence cooperation declaration and agreed the sale of 30 fighter jets, Mr Trump said it was possible the US would send additional troops, possibly shifting some from Germany. He was also asked about a US base.
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