A True Friend: Poland Buys More US Natural Gas, F-35 Fighters, Agrees to More American Troops, Drones

Polish, US troops.

Arguably our best friend and ally in Europe, the Warsaw government just agreed to further strengthen ties with Washington, DC. Not only that, but there is also a close personal bond between presidents Donald Trump and Andrzej Duda.

In a state visit to DC by Poland’s President Andrzej Duda and First Lady Agata Kornhauser-Duda, a number of agreements were inked by the respective leaders, notably would be Poland purchasing billions of dollars worth of American LNG (Liquified Natural Gas) as well as buying 32 American-made F-35 strike-fighter aircraft.

A sly Slavic smile. Maybe she knows something the rest of us wish we knew.

As reported in two separate articles from Germany’s Deutsche Welle news agency, pour Polish ally has agreed to the following;

  • $8 billion worth of US LNG.
  • Increase US troop strength from 4,500 to 5,500, possibly as high as 6,500.
  • US Air Force’s MQ-9 Reaper attack drone squadron.
  • The cost of stationing US troops in Poland won’t cost the American taxpayer a single penny. Warsaw has agreed to cover the billions of dollars worth of infrastructure.

As far as the F-35 strike fighters are concerned, Fox News is reporting;

Trump said Wednesday he’s “very pleased” that Poland has announced its intent to purchase 32 American-made F-35 fighter aircraft.

As cited by F35.com, depending on the three different variants, an individual F-35 costs between $89.2 million to $115.5 million. In fighter jet sales to Poland alone, that would be at least $3 billion of work for the American taxpayers.