WASHINGTON- U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR) released the following statement on the joint declaration on U.S. force posture signed today by President Donald Trump and Polish President Andrzej Duda:
“Increasing U.S. forces in Poland is a strong deterrent against Russian aggression in Eastern Europe. I am pleased that President Trump is strengthening our presence in Eastern Europe and ensuring that our military presence in Europe supports our operational plans and reinforces our commitment to our allies,” Boozman said.
In 2018, Boozman visited Poland and saw first-hand the work being done by U.S. forces to sustain operations in Europe to ensure we have a credible force to deter Russian aggression.
Boozman also introduced an amendment that was included in the Fiscal Year 2019 National Defense Authorization Act to require the Pentagon to conduct an assessment of the need for combat enablers as it examines the feasibility and advisability of permanently stationing a U.S. Army brigade combat team in Poland.