Poland welcomes thousands of US troops in NATO show of force

Speaking after the Polish leader, Paul Jones, the US ambassador to Poland, said the troops arriving in Poland were „America’s most capable force,” embodying an „iron-clad commitment” to defend NATO allies.
Polish Defense Minister Antoni Macierewicz said the US troops would help ensure „freedom, independence and peace in Europe and the whole world” and that Poland was proud of „joint efforts that guarantee the security of Europe and of the eastern flanks of NATO.”
American soldiers „stand united on Polish soil to deter and defend,” said Maj. Gen. Timothy McGuire, deputy commander of US Land Forces in Europe. He added that the troops’ arrival was a „concrete sign of the continued US commitment to the defense of Poland and the NATO alliance.”
The 3rd Armored Combat Brigade Team of the 4th Infantry Division „is a highly capable and ready force with the best equipment, leadership and training of any combat force in the world,” he said.
To maintain combat readiness, the soldiers will conduct „realistic exercises” with allies in locations across Poland and Europe, McGuire added.

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