Should Russia decide to invade Poland, they will be met by a highly capable rotational NATO battalion, thanks to the established NATO alliance. The Polish Defense Minister believes that would be enough until further help arrives.
While speaking at the Warsaw University, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg confirmed that he had informed Polish President Andrzej Duda of additional NATO troops to be stationed in Poland. And as far as the NATO quick reaction force, Stoltenberg also proudly proclaimed that it is now three times larger than it had been before with as much as 40,000 troops ready to be deployed at short notice.
That means this force will be ready in just 48 hours. Hence, Poland can sleep better at night, even when Russia remains close by and is getting increasingly aggressive.
Polish Defense Minister Antoni Macierewicz says the single battalion of rotational NATO troops is exactly all the help its military forces needs in order to repel a Russian attack initially.
According to a report from RT, the combined forces would be enough to hold off invaders while the rest of the allies are gathering more forces to respond. This plan is based on Stoltenberg’s recent affirmation, saying “An attack on Poland – or any other Ally – will trigger a response from the entire alliance.”
Russia and Poland have never really seen eye to eye, but nowadays, Moscow has more reasons to hate Warsaw. For one thing, Poland is now home to an Aegis Ashore ballistic missile defense site, which serves to protect the NATO alliance against any ballistic missile attack that would occur outside the Euro-Atlantic region. The U.S. was quick to stress out that the missile defense site is not aimed at Russia, but Moscow sees it differently.
Previously, Morning News USA has also reported that Poland had requested for access to nuclear weapons as part of the NATO alliance’s nuclear-sharing program. This request was done mainly because Russia is a long-time foe as well as a nuclear armed country.
Today, Poland is among the few countries in the NATO alliance that has managed to allocate two percent of its GDP on defense. Needless to say, it is always on guard.