2016 | 2(7) Obrona Terytorialna i jej rola we współczesnych systemach bezpieczeństwa | 107-117
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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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