Poland has adopted [Defence24] a new national security strategy, which explicitly recognizes “a risk of local and regional conflicts in direct vicinity of Poland.” The Economist profiles Ewa Kopacz, Poland’s prime minister since last month, as a pragmatic leader likely to play it safe rather than use a confrontational tone in her dealings with Russia.
Reuters has shown pictures of charred tanks in Eastern Ukraine which several analysts thought had to be Russian.
Slovakia will purchase 2 C-27J transport aircraft, reports the Slovak Spectator.
Future US Subs
The US Navy is starting [USNI] early design work for the next generation of submarines meant to succeed the Virginia class in the 2030s.
Jihadists have killed at least another 10 Egyptian troops in Sinai, with a bomb attack at a check point earlier today. Ahram Online.
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