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The Polish government has set a goal of becoming the largest military force in Western Europe. Hard lessons were learned in WWII with the German and Russian occupation of Poland. The Russian occupation ended in the 1990s.
The Russian seizure of Crimea and the current threat to Ukraine has Poland worried. Norway, Sweden, Finland, and the Baltic States are worried as well. Norway, the Baltic States, and Poland are members of NATO. Sweden has a mutual military assistance pact with the United States. US armed forces, including the US Air Force, conduct training exercises with Finland’s armed forces.
Poland plans to increase the size of its full-time armed forces as well as training reserves for guerilla warfare. They pay their full contribution to NATO and are purchasing Javelins, F-35s, and will soon have the largest armored forces in Western Europe. Plans are in place to purchase new attack helicopters to replace their older obsolete Russian helicopters.
Poland is involved in hybrid warfare with Putin’s poodle, Lukashenko of Belarus. Russia is planning military training exercises with Belarus near the Polish border. Belarus, with Putin’s blessing, has been trying to destabilize Poland by importing Middle Eastern immigrants to Belarus and then trying to push them into Poland.