US Plans to Transfer Germany-based Troops, F-16 Jets to Poland

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US Plans to Transfer Germany-based Troops, F-16 Jets to Poland
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The United States is planning to deploy some 2000 US Army and Air Force personnel along with some 30 USAF F-16 Jets based in Germany, to Poland

The transfer of troops and aircraft is expected to be discussed during the visit of Polish President Andrzej Duda to the White House later this week.

Under the plan, Up to 2,000 US troops, largely deployed to Campbell Barracks, Germany, will transfer to Poland, Polish Daily News reported Monday.

A plan to move about 30 U.S. F-16 fighter planes from Germany to Poland is under discussion, as well as the grant of five used C-130 transport planes by the United States to Poland.

Plans to increase U.S. troop strength in Poland were discussed in 2019, when Duda and Trump last met. On June 12, U.S. officials confirmed an earlier Trump announcement that some U.S. troops would be withdrawn from Germany.

The Polish President has also offered to base US nuclear weapons in his country. Following Germany’s plans to downsize U.S. troops along with some equipment, Poland has offered to take in US serviceman “for the deference of Europe.”

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