In the foreign policy debate last week, Governor Mitt Romney repeated an assertion he’s made throughout the campaign: that, in “pulling our missile defense program out” of Poland, President Obama failed to stand by a key NATO ally. This charge is simply untrue. Not only does Obama still plan to deploy missile defenses in Poland, he has done as much, if not more, than his predecessor to bolster the security of U.S. allies in Central and Eastern Europe. Continue reading
Warsaw plans to expend up to US$400 million on the creation of its missile defense system as Russia promises to deploy weapons close to Poland’s borders in response to the proposed American AMD shield. Continue reading
Out in the Polish countryside by a lake there’s a house surrounded by razor wire. Once, according to Polish prosecutors, used as a secret interrogation site by the CIA. It is now the subject of an official probe, the aim of which is to find out how much the Polish government knew about this covert operation on its own soil, and about the methods used to get confessions and intelligence from suspected al-Qaida members who were kept there. Continue reading
Poland wants to cooperate with France and Germany on the establishment of its own missile defense system, Polish Press Agency reported on Saturday, quoting Polish Defense Minister Tomasz Siemoniak as saying. Continue reading
Poland’s prosecutors said Friday they had extended to February an ongoing probe into the country’s alleged hosting of a CIA secret prison where top Al-Qaeda terror suspects were tortured. Continue reading
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. Continue reading
The Polish president has accused Barack Obama of betraying Poland by cancelling a promised missile defence system.
Reflecting Warsaw’s long-standing anger over the 2009 cancellation of a controversial Bush-era anti-ballistic missile system President Bronislaw Komorowski said Poland should build its own missile shield to ensure national defence. Continue reading
Washington and Warsaw keep closely discussing the deployment of a U.S. new-generation ballistic missile defense interceptor site in Poland by 2018, Pentagon spokesman George Little said. Continue reading
On the first day of the meeting (2nd February) Polish Defence Minister Tomasz Siemoniak participated in a meeting organised by the US Secretary of Defence Loen Panetta for defence ministers of NATO member states participating in ISAF operation. Among others preparations for the Chicago NATO summit, support for ANSF and NATO presence in Afghanistan after finishing transition process, what, according to the Lisbon summit is planned for 2014, were the subjects of discussion. Continue reading
From January 26 to 28 Chief of Defence of Lithuania Lt Gen Arvydas Pocius was conducting a formal visit in Poland. Continue reading