The agreement with Poland will strengthen Russia's deterrence, strengthen NATO, and encourage US allies, the Pentagon believes.
Poland agreed to increase the presence of the US military in the framework of the expanded defense cooperation agreement EDCA. This was announced on Monday, August 3, 2020, by us Secretary of defense Mark Esper.
EDCA will increase the permanent American rotational presence by about one thousand people in addition to the 4.5 thousand American military personnel that are already present in Poland.
Esper stressed that the agreement with Poland will strengthen Russia's deterrence, strengthen NATO, and encourage US allies.
Earlier, the media reported on the US plans to transfer two thousand military and 30 multi-purpose f-16 fighters to Poland. According to the plans, it was planned to transfer the command of the V Corps of the US army from Kentucky to Poland.