From Enthusiasm to Reluctance: Poland and International Military Operations
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The sixth chapter studies Polish strategic culture and participation (two instances) and non-participation (two instances) in the operations studied in this book. Poland is, like Greece, one of the countries where the normative framework has emphasised territorial defence, achieved mainly through the presence of the armed forces at home. The importance of participation in international operations for national security has varied after 9/11. The president is responsible for decisions on participation in international operations, but the prime minister is also involved in the process. The parliament on the other hand plays a marginal role, and the armed forces are also kept at a distance in this process.
KeywordsEuropean Union Prime Minister Armed Force Security Policy Military Operation
The author is grateful for help from Anna Bergstrand, Stamatia Boskou, Malena Britz, Kjell Engelbrekt, Maria Hellman, Tomas Olsson, Chiara Ruffa, Jacub Swiecicki, Marcin Terlikowski, Jacob Westberg, and Jan Ångström.
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