US To Send 12 F-16 Planes And 300 Service Personnel

News: The US intends to deploy 12 F-16 fighter jets and 300 soldiers to Poland, according to a statement from the Polish defence ministry (AFP). The deployment is part of a training exercise following the crisis in neighbouring Ukraine. Poland's Minister of Defense Tomasz Siemoniak and US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel made the decision during a phone conversation. The move came after an announcement by the US that it was also deploying six F-15 jets to join NATO in increasing the surveillance around the Baltic.

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