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Author Michta, Andrew A., author

Title Polish hard power : investing in the military as Europe cuts back / by Andrew A. Michta
Published Washington, DC : American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, 2013
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Description 1 online resource (10 pages) : illustrations
Series National security outlook ; No. 7
National security outlook ; No. 7
Summary This paper outlines the case of Poland, which he notes is determined both to expand its indigenous defense industrial capabilities and to increase overall defense spending. As numerous accounts of NATO defense trends over the past two decades elucidate, Poland's decision to increase defense spending is far more the exception than the rule when it comes to America's other major allies. This is largely driven, according to Michta, by Poland's desire to fend as much as it can for itself in light of what it sees as Russian revanchism and Washington's growing disengagement from Europe in defense matters. Not surprisingly, this has led to a shift in Warsaw's security agenda since Poland joined NATO in 1999. Despite Poland being one NATO ally that has responded positively to Washington's calls for increasing defense capacities, today Warsaw increasingly feels compelled to look to its own resources and to neighboring capitals as potential security partners. Whether this drift in transatlantic ties is permanent or inevitable remains an open question, and will to a large extent depend on how US security relations with Europe develop in the coming years
Notes "December 2013."
"The following National Security Outlook is the eighth in AEI's Hard Power series."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 8-10)
Notes Online resource; title from PDF caption (AEI, viewed Jan. 5, 2014)
Subject National security -- Poland
Military policy.
Military relations.
National security.
Poland -- Military policy
Poland -- Military relations
Form Electronic book
Author American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, issuing body