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2016 | 2(7) Obrona Terytorialna i jej rola we współczesnych systemach bezpieczeństwa | 107-117
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POLAND’S MINISTRY OF DEFENCE CONCEPT FOR TERRITORIAL DEFENCE FORCES

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A rapid change in the geopolitical sphere – precisely in Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova – caused by an aggressive posture of Russian Federation (RF) and difficulties accelerated by an immigration crisis in Europe, for which one more time Russians play a significant role, have induced an evolution of adhering the Polish Armed Forces (PAF) to the new security circumstances. The perspective projected by RF for reshaping the order of current World with its invading foreign policy challenging equally: close neighbours as well as other partners regardless of their attitude towards recognition of RF’s hostile behaviour aiming at an economic, diplomatic, social and military pressure have irreversibly acquired analysts’ attention on today’s security. Having considered basic variables affecting the European security, this is indispensable assumption that strengthening the Polish Armed Forces (PAF) with additional capabilities will contribute to the intentional tendency subjected by armies in time of instability and threat. Consequently, Poland has stepped up and decided to reinforce its PAF by forming an additional component in response to the current challenges. A fivephases deliberate process was triggered with a following procedural cycle: 1. Analysing; 2. Planning; 3. Execution; 4. Assessment; and 5. Implementation. It is flexible enough for any corrections coming from practical effecting, lessons identified and finally lessons learned. The analysis serving as inputs for activating this cycle was performed by the Territorial Defence Bureau experts of Polish Ministry of Defence (POL MOD). The aim of this study is to show some aspects of an official concept of POL MOD on the development of the Territorial Defence Forces (TDF) in Poland and basic characteristics related to the synergy gained with non-military system1 . TDF are mainly considered as a capability reinforcing PAF by complementing operational forces, nevertheless the added value is to be gained by achieving a suitable interaction with non-military actors i.e.: government administration, government organizations (GOs), non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and the other players for having a possible crisis solved in a comprehensive manner
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  • The act on Common Defence Obligation of the Republic of Poland, 21 November 1967 (JoL of 2016 item 1534 with subsequent amendments)
  • The Crisis Management Act, 26 April 2007 (JoL of 2013 item 1166 with subsequent amendments)
  • The Strategy of National Security of the Republic of Poland, Warsaw, November 2014
  • The Development Strategy of the National Security System of the Republic of Poland 2022, April 2013
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  • AAP-6 (2014) NATO Glossary of terminology and definitions, NSA 2014
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  • DT 3.40.1 TDF Manual (Draft), Bydgoszcz, November 2016
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  • Marczak J., Jakubczak R., Strategic Report, Polish Armed Forces in the second decade of the 21st century. A Strategic Concept of Territorial Defence, Warsaw 2014
  • Loftek K., Concept on Revitalization of Territorial Defence as one of milestones for security of Eastern Poland, Warsaw 2014
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