Poland Seeks NATO Help to Close Defense Gap It Fears Russia Might Exploit

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Poland expects the North Atlantic Treaty Organization summit in July to approve a forward deployment of allied troops to the Polish northeast in order to reinforce the so-called Suwalki gap, a weak point where Russia could cut off the Baltic States in the event of war, a Polish defense official said on Friday. Deputy Defense Minister Tomasz Szatkowski told reporters that Poland proposed, and allies tentatively agreed, to deploy NATO troops on a rotational basis in the proximity of Suwalki, close to the Lithuanian border, east of Warsaw rather than in Poland’s western territories. Read more: http://blogs.wsj.com/brussels/2016/06/10/poland-seeks-nato-help-to-close-defense-gap-it-fears-russia-might-exploit/ The-Wall-Street-Journal-Logo2
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