In case you missed it, while Polish Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski was visiting the U.S. earlier this month,  Secretary of State Hillary Clinton confirmed that the U.S. and Poland were moving ahead with missile defense plans and a permanent U.S. military presence to be stationed in Poland.

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has confirmed Washington's plans to deploy missile defenses and Air Force units in Poland.

"As was announced by our two presidents in December, we plan to establish a new permanent U.S. air detachment in Poland, build missile defenses in Poland, and as agreed at the NATO summit, develop a contingency plan in the region," Clinton told journalists ahead of talks with Polish Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski in Washington.

Wikileaks published U.S. cables in late 2010 showing that NATO was drawing up a plan on the protection of Estonia, Lithuania and Poland from external threats on a request from the United States and Germany.

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