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Poland's push to house a major permanent US military base dubbed last year by Polish President Andrzej Duda as "Fort Trump" is a big step closer to becoming a reality this week after top US defense officials met with Polish counterparts in Warsaw to negotiate an offer. US Defense Undersecretary for Policy John Rood led a delegation to the former Soviet satellite country and longtime east European defense ally on Wednesday to discuss the US "robust offer" to establish a permanent facility on Polish soil. The Poles previously vowed to pay $2 billion for a base that could host a division-sized installment of US forces, which the US has called "very generous" - though likely to fall short of the total cost for such a base. A spokesperson for Rood's office informed the House Armed Services Committee on Wednesday said: "We have come forward with what we think is a very serious robust offer and we're working out some of the technicalities this very week, when we hope to have a solid...