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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

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

US Activates Continuously Stationed Unit in Poland

LASK AIR BASE, Poland -- As a frigid wind whipped the U.S. and Polish flags above the flight line at this sprawling base, two allies marked the activation Friday of the first U.S. military unit to be continuously stationed on Polish soil. Though numbering only 10 airmen, Detachment 1, 52nd Operations Group has a historic role to fill. It signi... more

Poland to Build Missile Defense System With US

Poland's President Bronislaw Komorowski addresses Ukrainian lawmakers in Parliament in Kiev, Ukraine, Thursday, April 9, 2015 (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)

WARSAW, Poland — Poland's President Bronislaw Komorowski says the defense minister will travel to the U.S. in May to negotiate cooperation on a state-of-the-art missile defense system that Poland wants to build. Poland is accelerating efforts to upgrade its defense systems and armed forces, spurred by the conflict between Russian-backed separa... more

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