Friday, May 13, 2011

American F-16 Fighter Jets To Poland?

U.S. Air Force F-16C Block 40 over Iraq, 2008Image via WikipediaAmerica's military footprint could become more robust soon in eastern Europe, further unbalancing the military balance of power with Russia, and sure to more than irritate Moscow.  According to Polish media, the U.S. military could station more than a dozen F-16 warplanes on Polish soil, a first for the United States in former Warsaw Pact territory.  The agreement, according to the Poles, should be sealed when U.S. President Barack Obama visits Poland on May 27-28.  Moscow has threatened to take counter-measures if the Americans go through with the plan.