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dc.contributor.advisorAbenheim, Donald
dc.contributor.advisorTsypkin, Mikhail
dc.contributor.authorStrosin, Marek
dc.dateDec-12
dc.date.accessioned2013-02-15T23:14:01Z
dc.date.available2013-02-15T23:14:01Z
dc.date.issued2012-12
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/27909
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe present study treats Polish-American bilateral relations in the past and present, with special concern for contemporary themes of armaments. This work seizes upon the authors experience in the U.S. Embassy, Warsaw, as well as scholarly analysis. Together with NATO allies, the United States has begun the fielding of an anti-missile system directed against Iran. By dint of policy and geography, the Republic of Polands status as one of closest allies to the United States put it at the forefront of the candidates to host the interceptor portion of the system. In addition to the U.S. anti-missile installation, the Polish government wants significant U.S. forces stationed in Poland as a symbol of collective defense. As in other cases of the politics of forward defense in NATO in the past and present, the Poles desire an unshakable commitment to forward defense at a time of strategic retrenchment and shifts in the international system. The modifications of the plans for the proposed bases as a result of policy, strategy and budgets were caused by changes of leadership in both the U.S. and Poland; further, such change has arisen about U.S. concerns from Russia and other European countries, to say nothing of the global economic crisis that drastically reduced the ability of the United States and its allies to maintain a defense effort in the face of sharp austerity.en_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.titleThe politics and policy of U.S. bases in Poland: a political-military analysisen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentNational Security Affairs
dc.subject.authorPolanden_US
dc.subject.authorUnited Statesen_US
dc.subject.authorU.S.en_US
dc.subject.authorRussiaen_US
dc.subject.authorNorth Atlantic Treaty Organizationen_US
dc.subject.authorNATOen_US
dc.subject.authormissile defense systemen_US
dc.subject.authorMDSen_US
dc.subject.authormilitary basesen_US
dc.description.serviceLieutenant Commander, United States Navyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Arts In Security Studies (Europe And Eurasia)en_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineSecurity Studies (Europe And Eurasia)en_US


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