FAST FIVE: Trump Confirms 1,000 More US Troops From Germany To Poland With Rare F-35 D.C. Flyover
Too often,” Trump said of Poland.
pic.twitter.com/HB1jR5B97T – The Voice of America (@VOANews) June 12, 2019 The F-35 could be seen making a slow, low pass over the Washington monument and White House.
residents apparently unaware of the planned flyover (which Trump had initially said would include two Marine Corps F-35 fighters), took to social media to question whether the nation's capital was under some kind of attack. “They're going to put on a very small show for us and we're doing that because Poland has ordered 32 or 35 brand new F-35s at the highest level,” Trump said during the press conference as Duda looked up and waved while the jet flew overhead.
https://t.co/W3ABu0Tg1I – Alex Rubinstein (@RealAlexRubi) June 12, 2019 Polish leaders had originally requested that America establish a permanent station with a full Army brigade which would be called “Fort Trump”; however, the Wednesday announcement will undoubtedly be touted by Warsaw as a sign of political success. Polish media earlier reported the deal bolsters some 4,000 troops the US now rotates in and out of Poland by over 1,000 soldiers and envisages the European Union's largest eastern member will cover the cost of upgrades of military infrastructure and related utility bills.
“Security is priceless and we can afford it,” Dera said [Andrzej Dera, a minister at Duda's chancellery in Warsaw]… Duda's visit comes 20 years after Poland joined NATO. -Bloomberg Last year, President Trump slammed NATO members – demanding that they increase their defense spending targets to at least the 2% of GDP they previously committed to. While details of the new military cooperation agreement were not immediately forthcoming, Trump said during the Wednesday press conference, “As stated in the joint declaration, the United States and Poland continue to enhance our security co-operation.” .