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In Russia’s Zapad drill, Poland sees confirmation of its defense strategy https://t.co/Rb1MPbIs9O

Military Times ground combat reporter Todd South joins Defense News’ Jeff Martin to discuss the impact of the Russian exercise Zapad 2017. WASHINGTON — September’s Zapad exercise , which saw forces from Russia and Belarus training along NATO’s eastern flank, confirmed to a top Polish defense official that his country’s modernization strategy is on the right track. Poland was among the most vocal NATO nations warning about Zapad. For example, Tomasz Szatkowski, Poland’s deputy minister of national defense, told Defense News in a June interview that his country would be watching the exercise closely, as “such exercises create sometimes conditions for aggressive action.” Now that the exercise concluded without an invasion into NATO territory, however, Poland is able to take a step back and asses what was learned from the activity. And the good news for Warsaw is that what the...

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