Trump Studying Possibility of Permanent US Base in Poland

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U.S. President Donald Trump and Polish President Andrzej Duda in the Oval Office at the White House, with Trump saying he was seriously considering the possibility of building a permanent U.S. military base in Poland. Nicholas Kamm/AFP
U.S. President Donald Trump and Polish President Andrzej Duda in the Oval Office at the White House, with Trump saying he was seriously considering the possibility of building a permanent U.S. military base in Poland. Nicholas Kamm/AFP

U.S. President Donald Trump said Tuesday he is seriously considering building a permanent U.S. military base in Poland.

“We’re looking at it very seriously,” Trump told reporters as he received Polish President Andrzej Duda in the Oval Office.

“Poland is willing to make a very major contribution to the United States to come in and have a presence in Poland,” he said.

“If they’re willing to do that, it’s something we will certainly talk about,” Trump added.

Such a move would fuel tensions between NATO, of which Poland is a member, and Russia, which would see a new, permanent U.S. base so close to its borders as a threatening military expansion.

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