U.S. President Donald Trump plans to redeploy 9,500 US soldiers from Germany to other American allies, and Poland is hoping some of those soldiers end up on its territory.
Der Spiegel’s reported on Friday last week that Trump plans to pull back between 5,000 and 15,000 US troops from Germany by Fall 2020. Previously, Reuters and the Wall Street Journal wrote about the possibility of moving 9,500 soldiers away from Germany.
Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki told RMF FM radio on Saturday that he hoped some of the soldiers from Germany will be brought to Poland.
“I have hopes due to the many talks we have had and through showing how much of a solid partner we are in NATO that some of the troops stationed in Germany and pulled back by the U.S. will be deployed in Poland. This would strengthen NATO’s Eastern flank,” he said.
Morawiecki underlined that the choice to move the troops to Poland lies with the US, but he stated that Poland is counting on having its contingent of American soldiers grow.