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Poland Pleased with NATO’s New Direction

Polish Defense Minister Bogdan Klich recently said he was happy with the proposed new strategic concept for NATO. At the upcoming Lisbon Summit on November 19-21 in Portugal, NATO will officially adopt a new  “Strategic Concept” which will be the organization’s strategic guiding light for the next ten years.

More from thenews.pl:

“Talking to reporters after his return from the United States, where he met with Secretary of Defence Robert Giles[sic], Klich said that the Americans are trying to maintain a balance between NATO’s obligations to defend its members’ territories and the alliance’s expeditionary missions.

“[The concept] corresponds to our expectations. There are provisions in the project that reinforce the traditional character of the North Atlantic alliance, which means NATO remaining a defensive alliance,” the minister said.”

Klich is of course referring to NATO’s Article 5, which ensures mutual self-defense and is much more of a priority to Poland than some other, older member states.