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

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

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's President-Elect Wants NATO Bases, Talks on Ukraine

Polish President-elect Andrzej Duda sings Warsaw Uprising 1944 songs with people gathered at the Pilsudski square on the 71st anniversary of the insurgency, in Warsaw, Poland, Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz)

WARSAW, Poland -- Poland's president-elect, who takes office on Thursday, says he wants to see NATO bases in Poland and will talk to European Union partners about including Poland in Ukraine peace talks. Andrzej Duda, previously a member of the conservative opposition Law and Justice party, says the ruling Civic Platform hasn't done enough to ... more

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