20 January 2021,   01:47
The Pentagon to beef up its posture in Poland, add 1,000 troops

The Pentagon has officially signed a cooperation agreement with Poland that includes plans to add another 1,000 personnel to the total number of U.S. troops in that country at any one time.

This comes less than a week after Donald Trump’s Administration announced it would be withdrawing thousands of American troops from Germany and sending a portion of them to locations elsewhere in Europe, which you can read about more in this recent War Zone piece.

Secretary of Defense Mark Esper announced that negotiations regarding the new Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement with Poland, which is a NATO member, were complete on August 3, 2020. Breaking Defense was among the first to report that the deal was getting close to being done following a statement from Polish Minister of National Defense Mariusz Blaszczak to this effect on July 31.