U.S. boosts military presence in Europe
President Joe Biden announced Tuesday at the NATO summit in Madrid that he plans to add 20,000 more American troops to those already stationed in Europe and to establish the first U.S. military base in Poland. The U.S. Army V Corps will occupy that base, which will be the easternmost U.S. military installation in Europe.
What else has happened at the NATO summit? Turkey has dropped its opposition to Finland and Sweden joining NATO, which means the two Nordic countries will likely join the alliance imminently. Their inclusion will bolster NATO’s eastern front. Biden also said that he sat down with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol to discuss strengthening their cooperation in the Pacific.
Dig deeper: Listen to my piece on The World and Everything in It podcast about Japan and South Korea’s relationship history.
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