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US Special Forces Open Permanent Base in Poland

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Photo: US Special Forces Open Permanent Base in Poland. Source: Ministerstwo Obrony Narodovy
Photo: US Special Forces Open Permanent Base in Poland. Source: Ministerstwo Obrony Narodovy

The United States has established a permanent special forces base in Poland, where 150-200 American military personnel will be stationed. The base is located near the Balice airport, close to Kraków, as reported by RMF24

Named Miron Camp, the base aims to facilitate continuous cooperation and training between American special forces and nearby Polish units, while also serving as a deterrent to potential aggressors.

“This initiative is about enhancing our existing capabilities. This permanent presence will strengthen the deterrent signal, contributing to the security of our nation,” said Lieutenant Colonel Mariusz Lapeta, spokesperson for the Polish Special Forces component.

It is noteworthy that Miron Camp will be the easternmost training centre for American special forces and the closest to the Russian border.

The new American base is named in honour of Polish soldier Mirosław "Miron" Łucki, who died in Afghanistan during NATO operations. The ceremonial opening was attended by Miron's wife and son. Lukasz, a high school student, aspires to become a soldier in the future, with dreams of joining the air force. American officials were also present at the opening ceremony.

“This is a good sign for the future of our relations,” said Erin Nickerson, the US Consul General in Kraków, at the base's inauguration.

The Gaze previously reported that the Polish government plans to allocate an additional 1.5 billion zlotys (approximately 350 million euros) for the modernization of barriers on the border with Belarus.

"In particular, the entire length of the existing barrier, which was built a few months ago, will be reinforced. The Silesian University of Technology and our engineers are working on strengthening the entire barrier. They guarantee that the barrier will be impassable," noted Polish Deputy Defence Minister Cezary Tomczyk.

He also justified the need to fortify the border with Belarus due to migrants, assisted by Belarusian special services, being able to breach the border. Poland, however, acts in accordance with Polish and international law.

It is worth mentioning that the latest significant incident involving attempts by migrants to cross the border from Belarus to Poland occurred on April 10, when over 220 illegal migrants attempted to cross into Poland but were stopped by Polish border guards in cooperation with the military.

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