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US to deploy 1,000 additional troops in Poland

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on Wednesday said that the will deploy 1,000 additional troops in Poland, a move that may raise security concerns from

announced the troop deployment at a news conference with Polish in the Rose Garden shortly after the two leaders signed a joint declaration affirming defence cooperation, Al Jazeera reported.

will buy 32 F-35 advanced warplanes, the US said while lauding for increased defence spending to meet its NATO commitments.

Meanwhile, Duda, who is considering naming the US military camp in as "Fort Trump", said that the new influx of troops was needed because of Moscow's past aggression against and to help solidify his country's ties to the West.

Duda said, "again is showing its unkind, unfriendly imperial face. is always looking out to take our territory."

Poland, which joined NATO in 1999, currently hosts around 4,500 US troops as part of a 2016 agreement with the NATO in response to Moscow's annexation of Crimea from Poland's eastern neighbour in 2014. The country has also been lobbying for a permanent US military base on Polish soil and even offering to pay USD two billion, reported.

NATO issued a statement welcoming the decision to deploy more troops.

"Today's announcement is part of NATO's measured, defensive and proportionate efforts to strengthen our deterrence and defence," Stoltenberg said.

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First Published: Thu, June 13 2019. 10:45 IST