Transforming United States Air Forces in Europe and Empowering Poland: F-16s Fly East
AIR UNIV MAXWELL AFB AL AIR FORCE RESEARCH INST
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In the InternatIonal arena of strategic alliances, windows of opportunity for momentous change are rare and fleeting. Creation of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization NATO at the start of the Cold War was one of them the end of the Cold War and the global strategic environment following the terrorist attacks of 11 September 2001 911 present the next opportunity. Poland stands out as an eager member of nato and a strong supporter of US policy. Indeed, the Polish military recently took unprecedented steps to embrace Western concepts, training, andhardware. At the same time,United States Air Forces in Europe USAFE is tasked with broadening relations with new nato nations in eastern europe, gravitating away from its significant Western european presence during the Cold War. Therefore, it is in the national interest of the United States to continue to transform USaFe by relocating US F-16s currently in Italy to new bases in Poland.
- Attack and Fighter Aircraft
- Military Forces and Organizations
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics