‘Fort Trump’ One Step Closer to Becoming Polish Reality

Posted on March 13, 2019 1:09 pm

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A proposed permanent U.S. military base in Poland, nicknamed “Fort Trump,” is one step closer to becoming a reality.    Negotiations on establishing the base are “ongoing this very week,” Kathryn Wheelbarger, the acting assistant secretary of defense for international security affairs, told the House Armed Services Committee on Wednesday.  Wheelbarger’s comments came as John Rood, the undersecretary of defense for policy, met with his Polish counterpart to work out details of what Rood called a “generous offer” from Poland, according to defense officials.     Warsaw has offered to contribute at least $2 billion to place permanent U.S. forces and assets in Poland, a NATO