Following NATO’s 2022 Summit held in Madrid, Spain, President Joe Biden pledged more US troops, warplanes, fighter jets, and various warships to be deployed to Europe last Wednesday. This marks a significant bolstering of NATO forces amid the specter of Russian aggression in the region. It also marks the most considerable strengthening of deterrents since the Cold War.

“Today I’m announcing the United States will enhance our force posture in Europe and respond to the changing security environment as well as strengthening our collective security,” President Biden said.

With President Biden proclaiming renewed support for NATO and Ukraine, the United States will be establishing a new permanent army headquarters in Poland. This will be the first permanent US headquarters in Europe amidst the Russian invasion. According to Biden, the US will permanently station the US Army V Corps in Poland to increase and strengthen US-NATO interoperability in Europe.

Polish Deputy Foreign Minister Pawel Jablonski has stated on Polish news that Poland was very pleased with the new arrangement coming from the US and that the addition of this permanent headquarters was a manifestation of strengthened cooperation between Washington and Warsaw. According to Jablonski, it is also a mechanism to enable NATO to have more capacity and insight into the Russian Federation’s next steps after they invaded Ukraine, which has now been a slow, sluggish artillery battle in Eastern Ukraine.