Jeb Bush: US needs to expand military presence in central Europe

2015-06-11 21:59
Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush. (Carolyn Kaster, AP)

Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush. (Carolyn Kaster, AP)

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Warsaw - Likely Republican Party presidential candidate Jeb Bush said on Thursday that the United States needed to increase its military presence in central Europe.

"I do know that we need to expand our presence here... we ought to have a more significant presence in this region," Bush told reporters during a visit to Poland.

"The numbers [of soldiers] are, I understand, in the hundreds, and that doesn't send a signal of strength. We need to be more robust, and need to encourage our allies to invest more in security."

Bush is expected to announce his bid for the US Republican presidential nomination on June 15 in Miami, hoping to follow in the footsteps of his father and brother.

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