“Julianne Smith, a former adviser to Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. and now a fellow at the Bosch Academy in Berlin, said the dispatch of just 1,000 more troops amounted to a major disappointment for Mr. Duda’s government.

“’Even for a country like Poland that has done everything possible to establish a friendly and constructive relationship with Trump, including purchasing F-35s, the message from Trump is clear: “The United States is unwilling to do more for your security. You’re on your own,”‘ she said…”

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