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EDCA signals deeper US ties with Poland

20th August 2020 - 17:00 GMT | by Michal Jarocki in Warsaw


US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (left of picture) and Polish Defence Minister Mariusz Blaszczak signed an Enhanced Defence Cooperation Agreement (EDCA) on 15 August, during a special ceremony at the Presidential Palace in Warsaw.

The date was significant for Poland as it marked the 100th anniversary of victory over Bolshevik Russia in the Battle of Warsaw.

Polish President Andrzej Duda said: ‘Not only will there be more US soldiers, not only will there be more American infrastructure in our country, but also the [EDCA brings the] guarantee that our soldiers will stand shoulder to shoulder in case of any

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Michal Jarocki


Michal Jarocki

Michal Jarocki is a Shephard correspondent based in Warsaw, Poland. He is reporting on military …

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