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US 'to Deploy Heavy Weapons to Poland in 2016'

U.S. Secretary of State Ashton Carter (right) greets Poland's Defense Minister Tomasz Siemoniak at the Pentagon on May 19, 2015 (AFP Photo/Mandel Ngan)

WARSAW -- Poland's defense minister said Thursday the United States would deploy heavy weapons to the EU state next year, as regional tensions run high over Russia and the conflict in Ukraine. Washington had said in June it would store battle tanks, infantry fighting vehicles and other heavy weapons for as many as 5,000 American troops in sever... more

Poland puts on biggest military parade in years

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WARSAW, Poland -- Poland put on its biggest military parade in years Friday to mark its annual armed forces holiday, with the president saying the violence in Ukraine shows that conflict is still a "brutal reality" in Eastern Europe and Poland must be able to defend itself.   Fighter jets and military helicopters flew over Warsaw as tanks roll... more

Report: Poland Minister Calls US Ties Worthless

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WARSAW, Poland -- A Polish magazine said Sunday it has obtained recordings of a private conversation in which the foreign minister says Poland's strong alliance with the U.S. was worthless and "even harmful because it creates a false sense of security." In a short transcript of the conversation, a person identified as Foreign Minister Radek Si... more

Poland's New Leader Seeks Greater Regional Unity, NATO Bases

Polish President Andrzej Duda is shown Aug. 1, 2015, at Pilsudski Square on the 71st anniversary of the insurgency, in Warsaw, Poland. Alik Keplicz/AP

WARSAW, Poland -- It's been a dream of some Polish leaders for nearly a century: an alliance of Eastern European countries running from the Baltic Sea down to the Black Sea that would keep Russia at bay. Poland's conservative new president, Andrzej Duda, who took office two weeks ago, has already signaled that building such an alliance under Wa... more

Army Europe Air Defense Unit Deploys to Poland for Exercise

A column of military vehicles carrying a Patriot missile system, from Delta Battery, 5th Battalion, 7th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, arrives for a training exercise at Sochaczew, Poland, March 18, 2015. (U.S. Army photo: Sgt. 1st Class Randall Jackson)

SOCHACZEW, Poland -- A Patriot missile battery from U.S. Army Europe's 10th Army Air and Missile Defense Command, or AAMDC, began arriving here, March 18, after a 1,200-kilometer tactical road movement, as part of a combined air and missile defense exercise with its Polish allies.  Delta Battery, 5th Battalion, 7th Air Defense Artillery Regimen... more

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