On Thursday in Lubin, southwestern Poland, the parents of a US Army soldier killed in 2013 while saving the life of a Polish officer during the Afghan War received an Honorary Ambassador of Poland award in commemoration of their son's deed.
US Ambassador to Poland Georgette Mosbacher tweeted on Thursday that unlike Germany, Poland fulfills its NATO commitment of 2-percent of GDP on defence spending and that US troops currently stationed in Germany would be welcomed in Poland.
US troops that are to be additionally deployed to Poland will participate in future editions of the Dragon defensive exercise, Defence Minister Mariusz Błaszczak said on Tuesday inspecting this year's Dragon-19 manoeuvres in north Poland.
US Ambassador to Poland Georgette Mosbacher announced in an interview with the Financial Times on Wednesday that "the US plans to significantly increase its troop numbers in Poland as the Trump administration ratchets up its engagement in Central Europe."
Polish Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz met with US lawmakers in the US Capitol in Washington DC on Wednesday. The talks focused on security issues, including potential permanent presence of US troops on Polish territory.
The Polish government is right in expressing readiness to share the costs of potential increased presence of US troops on Polish soil, head of Poland's National Security Bureau (BBN) Paweł Soloch said on Monday.
Poland is ready to host additional US troops on top of the units that are currently stationed in the country under NATO's strengthening of its eastern flank, Defence Minister Mariusz Blaszczak said before his official visit to the United States on Wednesday.