June 18th, 2019
The increased American military presence in Poland will mean greater engagement on the part of the United States, not only in the security of Poland and the region, but in the whole of Europe, the head of the National Security Bureau (BBN), Pawel Soloch, has said. Referring on a private television channel on Tuesday to the cost of the declaration on defence cooperation signed last week by the presidents of Poland and the USA, Soloch said that, "a new armoured division, which Poland would like to build from scratch, would cost tens of millions of zlotys." "At the moment we have an American armoured brigade, which accounts for a third to a half of the value of our division. We should have equipment for a second American brigade, so if we want to count the money, at the moment the Americans are contributing much, much more in security than they're gaining in output," the defence chief said.