Poland’s vision for Europe should be one where Poland matters, where it is at the heart of something important and not just on the borderlands between great powers.
There is much on which America and Europe should cooperate. But they should do so as equals. And that requires kicking the continent off the US defense dole. The starting point should be to end any talk of Fort Trump. It is time for Europe to take responsibility for its own defense.
Poland and Ukraine cannot stop provoking laughter from international observers. After the idea of resurrecting Ukraine’s nuclear arsenal, it is now Poland's turn to send shockwaves around Europe.
Getting paid for defense may look like a lucrative deal, but a substantial US military deployment in Poland will have far-reaching consequences.