Poland dreams of building a “great army”

Some 250,000 men, against 110,000 today: such is the ambition of Jaroslaw Kaczynski, de facto ruler of Poland. But his project is considered unrealistic by part of the Polish press.

In his formal capacity as Deputy Prime Minister, Jaroslaw Kaczynski, the chairman of the ruling National Conservative Law and Justice Party (PiS) and, in fact, the highest decision-making body in Poland, presented on October 26 a draft law on “Defense of the homeland” which aims to modernize and adapt the Polish armed forces to the threats facing the country, above all from Russia.

However, remarks the opposition weekly Policy, behind the “Pompous name” of the project, which covers “The codification of a dozen laws on the army and defense matters”, “this is neither a major legislative text nor an inventory which could have seemed essential to specify the costs, the timetable , the plan and priorities for armaments ”.

Also hostile to PiS, the daily Gazeta Wyborcza wonders in particular about the objective of increasing the number of professional soldiers to


Romain Su

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