Pentagon: Poland is not yet ready for a “Fort Trump”

“Poland is not yet ready,” says US Secretary of the Army Mark Esper referring to the proposal of building a permanent US military base in Poland.

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Esper, US Secretary of the Army quoted by AFP, explained that “the terrains which the Polish government wants to allocate for the military base are too small if you take into account the necessary artillery exercises and functioning of training grounds.” The so called “Fort Trump” was meant to be located near Toruń or Bydgoszcz, North-West of Warsaw.

Esper underlined that the biggest issue would be transportation. The American military must have full freedom in moving around Europe. “Any administrative or infrastructure impediments would delay operations in case of conflict”. 

The US army already has issues with transporting heavy weaponry in Poland, as well as in other countries in the region in which outdated infrastructure can still be met

The US army already has issues with transporting heavy weaponry in Poland, as well as in other countries in the region in which outdated infrastructure can still be met.

The subject of establishing a permanent US military base in Poland was one of the most important issues discussed during Andrzej Duda’s visit to the White House.

“The presence of the United States in Central Europe is a guarantee of security and gives more defense options,” said the Polish president.

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