The United States and Poland signed a security pact this Saturday that will make the Central European country a pillar of the US military presence in Europe, through which Washington will deploy an additional 1,000 soldiers and deploy some of its command abroad.
With the so-called Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA), the US Army wants to bring Russia even closer to its defense positions on the European continent. a decision accelerated by the disagreement between Washington and Berlin over the fundraising policy for NATO.
After US President Donald Trump accused Germany of a lack of commitment to providing funds for the NATO coffers, he announced the withdrawal of 12,000 soldiers stationed there, some of which will be diverted to other European countries, Poland. among them. At the same time, the US and Poland culminated in the negotiations, which were ratified this Saturday, with the signing of the pact signed by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Polish Defense Minister Mariusz Blaszczak in the presidential palace in Warsaw.
Currently, the agreement with Poland envisages the deployment of around 1,000 new troops in the country, in addition to the 4,500 US military personnel already in existence, who will receive a permanent base that they previously lacked: the one that will also house around 200 soldiers of the V. United States Army Corps, originally from Fort Knox, Kentucky.