NATO summit: Poland pins its hopes on the USA | Europe| News and current affairs from around the continent | DW


NATO is currently debating plans to expand its rapid deployment forces, but that in itself is not a true safety guarantee for Warsaw.

Polish Defense Minister Mariusz Blaszczak welcomes the new “4 x 30” NATO initiative that aims to significantly raise the troops’ preparedness by 2020 but he only sees “real military potential” on the US side, and not among European NATO partners.

“We’re striving for a permanent US troop presence,” Blaszczak said, arguing that this is important for Poland and the Polish people. Thousands of US soldiers have been stationed in Poland since 2017 in the…



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