A Polish army soldier assists a notionally wounded U.S Army soldier, Texas National Guard, during a police advisory team training exercise at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center in Hohenfels, Germany, Sept. 21, 2012.

Nation strives to become model of multinational cooperation.

Partnering with Poland

October 2012, Number 03.04

“Less than an hour after Polish commandos stormed a beach in Florida in a tactical demonstration before representatives from more than 50 countries, their commander, Brig. Gen. Piotr Patalong, announced that his goal was nothing less than making his special operations troops the best in Europe.

Poland has been making many such strides in its bid to be a model of multinational military, political and economic cooperation. It has one of the fastest growing economies in Eastern Europe, remains an eager candidate for eurozone membership and successfully completed the rotating presidency of the European Union. And its commitment to security doesn’t stop with special operations forces. The country will deploy a key component of NATO’s ballistic missile defense system, along with Romania and Turkey, and has been a perennial contributor to the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan...”

Excerpt from per Concordiam Staff, “Partnering with Poland,” per Concordiam: Journal of European Security Defense Issues  3, No. 4, 2012: 38-41.

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