“At the NATO summit in Warsaw in July next year, the adoption of resolutions to place permanent NATO bases in Poland will not take place” said Heffern, Polish newspaper Rzeczpospolita reported.
The Polish government has repeatedly expressed the need to deploy NATO military bases in Polish territory on a permanent basis.
Although Poland’s desire for permanent bases now seems unattainable, the American diplomat assured that Washington will maintain a ‘permanent rotating presence’ of US troops in Polish territory.
“We will be [in Poland] for as long as is necessary,” Heffern added.
The US is bolstering its defenses all along NATO's eastern frontier: the Obama administration deployed tanks and other heavy weaponry in six Eastern European countries, from Estonia in the north to Bulgaria in the south. Furthermore, NATO is also planning to relocate combat brigades from the US and Western Europe to Eastern European countries.