In my opinion, we are doing this solely for Poland and NATO, not for Ukraine. Poland is worried and invoked the NATO treaty. We’re reminding Russia that Poland is “[NATO] alliance territory” (which it certainly is). The Ukrainians will need to take care of themselves, I don’t see us coming to their aid anytime soon.
I wonder how the Ukrainians in US will feel/act if US goes back on their word.
OTOH, if US decides to back out of their agreement to protect Ukraine, USA should return/replace all the weapons Ukraine gave up.
“In my opinion, we are doing this solely for Poland and NATO, not for Ukraine.”
I think you are right on target. This gives Poland a “tripwire”, and calms their nerves. They have tried for years to get US Forces based in Poland, offering us free ex-soviet airbases, and the sites for the Missile Shield.
Losing the Missile Shield was a huge blow to the Poles, from this spineless President, thinking it would antagonize Putin, if you recall. Part of the “reset”.