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Trump Signs Deal To Arm Poland Versus Putin

John Cappello
6th July 2017 - Quoted by Russ Read - Daily Caller

President Donald Trump agreed to sell Patriot missile defense systems to Poland Wednesday, in an apparent counter to the growing Russian threat on Europe’s eastern border.

A memorandum was signed by Trump on his first day in the country, according to Poland’s Defense Minister Antoni Macierewicz.

“A memorandum was signed tonight that the U.S. government has agreed to sell Poland Patriot missiles in the most modern configuration,” said Macierewicz, as reported by Voice of America. “I am glad that I can pass on this information on the day of President’s Trump visit to Warsaw.”

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“Clearly the Poles feel threatened by a growing Russian presence in the region,” John Cappello, a former Air Force officer who worked at the U.S. Missile Defense Agency, told The Daily Caller News Foundation. “And the missiles in Kaliningrad are particularly worrisome for the Poles.  The patriot is certainly a response to these.”

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missile-defense, poland, russia