Poland Overview Nations // North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)

OVERVIEW Following the dissolution of the Soviet Union, Poland's security policy focused primarily on reorganizing and restructuring the armed forces in preparation for eventual integration into NATO's military and command structures. Poland was admitted into the NATO alliance on March 13, 1999. The armed forces are divided into five components: land forces, air force, navy, special operations and a territorial defense force. Terms of basic military service were reduced from 18 to...


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