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    US to Deploy 1,000 Troops to Poland in Support of NATO Mission - Obama

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    The United States will send about 1,000 soldiers to Poland to boost NATO’s forward presence in Eastern Europe, US President Barack Obama announced on Friday.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Obama is currently on a visit to Warsaw for the NATO summit, which is taking place on July 8-9.

    "The United States will deploy a battalion, roughly 1,000 American soldiers here in Poland on a rotational basis to serve shoulder to shoulder with Polish soldiers," Obama stated as quoted by the White House pool.

    The president added that the US armored brigade would have its headquarters in Poland.

    Earlier on Friday, the president and the US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter met with the Polish President Andrzej Duda.

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