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US Sending 1,000 More Troops to Poland But No “Fort Trump”

June 17, 2019

Episode Notes:

Last week, the U.S. announced it intends to send an additional 1,000 troops to Poland in order to enhance Polish defenses amid fears of Russian aggression in Eastern Europe. The plan has been condemned by Russia.

Alexander Lanoszka, Assistant Professor of Political Science and Fellow of the Balsillie School of International Affairs at the University of Waterloo, joins the WarCast to discuss details and opportunities.

[ 0:17 ] Introduction
[ 0:56 ] Current force complex in Poland and how the agreement changes it
[ 3:15 ] Not a permanent U.S. base but closer to it
[ 4:55 ] Striking a balance between security and avoiding provocation
[ 7:04 ] Impact on the U.S. goal for greater NATO burden sharing

Twitter: @ALanoszka

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