US Eastern European Command to move from Germany to Poland
Polish Minister of National Defense Mariusz Błaszczak said in an interview to Polish radio that the command of American troops on NATO’s Eastern flank will move to Poland.
The US and Poland recently signed a Joint Declaration on Defense Cooperation. The document states that the parties confirmed the planned increase of the number of US troops in Poland by a thousand people (currently 4.5 thousand soldiers). The parties also agreed on the places in Poland, where the American troops will be stationed. Poznan is defined as the location of the headquarters of the divisional command and the support group of the US army.
“The American commander will lead the US troops both in Poland and in the Eastern flank of Europe from Poznan,” said Błaszczak.
“This means that there will be a high-rank military center located in Poland. American forces will not be commanded from Germany, as until now, but from Poland,” Błaszczak added.
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