14:20 Nov. 11, 2016
Despite the Trump's victory, the U.S. combat brigade will be deployed nevertheless
The United States will not drop its plans to deploy its additional forces in Easter Europe, despite any possible policy shifts by new Trump presidential administration, the AFP agency reports on Friday.
According to the statement made by the Pentagon, the U.S. defence department sticks to the plan of reinforcing the NATO eastern flank approved at the Alliance Warsaw summit in July. As part of this joint defensive policy, the United States was set to deploy an additional combat brigade in Poland, increasing their numbers of the continent to three.
A new U.S. combat unit is meant to be deployed as early as in February but amid the NATO-sceptic Donald Trump's victory in the race for the White House, the European allies are worried.
"We are executing plans as they were constructed with our NATO allies," Pentagon spokesman Peter Cook said.