Strategia udziału Sil Zbrojnych RP w operacjach międzynarodowych
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THE STRATEGY PART OF THE POLISH ARMED FORCES IN INTERNATIONAL OPERATIONS
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The involvement of the Polish Armed Forces in international operations in the first decade of the twenty -first century has increased the interest in the military as an instrument of foreign and security policy of Poland. During the 10 years since it had to operate within the NATO military mission, the European Union, “Coalition of the Willing” and in UN peacekeeping operations. This meant the necessity to equip it with the adequate forces and provided opportunities for effective execution of the tasks posed, not only the military. On the other hand, it required a proper decision where to send Polish army abroad. It was and still is the more important because it absorbs significant costs – both financial and material, like a human lifes, and often meets with opposition from the public opinion. Despite significant international engagement in expeditionary operations in 2009 adopted “Strategy of the Armed Forces participation in international operations”. The purpose of this article is to present the basic concepts and implementations during the first year of its adoption. It also helps to draw a conclusion on both – content and application, taking into consideration the usefulness of the army as an instrument of foreign policy.
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