Poland to build own missile shield
Poland will build its own missile defence shield in the next decade, National Security Bureau head Stanislaw Koziej has told a late-night TV news show.
The comment came amid Poland’s increasing criticism of US President Barack Obama’s 2009 decision to scale back an anti-missile shield that his predecessor George W Bush had planned for Poland and the Czech Republic.
“Missile defence is one of the priorities for the development of the armed forces,” Koziej told TVN 24 on Tuesday, adding the system was to be built in the next 10 years from the Defence Ministry budget.
Koziej said the shield would be part of a NATO system, but noted that it would not mean Poland would abandon construction of the US missile defence shield.