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.
- $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.