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By Anthony Forster, Timothy Edmunds, Andrew Cottey

This significant comparative examine examines the demanding situations confronted by means of international locations of postcommunist Europe in reforming and professionalizing their military. It explores how the interplay of the typical demanding situations of postcommunism and the various conditions of person international locations form professionalization techniques during this altering area. The certain kingdom case stories during this quantity, written by means of top specialists to a standard analytical framework, examine the reviews of Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Bulgaria, Slovenia, Croatia, FRY, Russia, and Ukraine.

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Interview of the Polish Defence Minister, Komorowski, Polish news agency PAP (22 June 2000). 57. R. Choroszy, ‘Szkolnictwo na zakre˛cie’, Polska Zbrojna (15 April 2001). 58. P. Wro´nski, ‘Przywia˛zani do munduru’, Gazeta Wyborcza (16 October 2000). . 59. ‘Podchora˛zy nie zda˛zy’, Rzeczpospolita (21 December 2000). . 60. ‘Podchora˛zy nie zda˛zy’. 61. Choroszy, ‘Szkolnictwo na zakre˛cie’. 62. ‘Program Przebudowy i Modernizacji Technicznej Sil Zbrojnych Rzeczypospolitej Polskiej w latach 2001–2006’.

Interview of Glowacki in Tygodnik Solidarno´sc´ (9 March 2001), BBC Mon EU1 EuroPol afr/arp. 70. Interview of the Polish Defence Minister, Komorowski, Polish news agency PAP (22 June 2000). 71. A. ’, Polska Zbrojna (25 September 1998). 72. For a discussion of the economics of all-volunteer and conscript forces, see T. Sandler and K. Hartley, The Economics of Defence (Cambridge: CUP, 1995), 170–5 and J. T. Warner and B. J. Asch, ‘The Economic Theory of a Military Draft Reconsidered’, Defence and Peace Economics, Vol.

The tilt towards power projection: development of force structure and capabilities The revision of Polish security and defence policy in 1992 triggered a series of changes to the force structure and capabilities of the Polish armed forces. In the eight years following the demise of communism in 1989, most of these changes had the effect of dismantling something that existed before rather than building something new. As a consequence, the changes that occurred to the armed forces developed in a piecemeal fashion.

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