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Sources: The Library of Congress Country Studies; CIA World Factbook
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    Chemical-biological-radiation warfare training.
    Courtesy Polish Information Agency, Warsaw


    ZU-22 anti-aircraft gun and crew on maneuvers.
    Courtesy Polish Information Agency, Warsaw

    The overall reassessment of Poland's military position brought fundamental change in the structure of the military establishment, beginning with the separation of the military branches from the civilian administration. Ultimate command was firmly assigned to civilian officials. Such a change from the simplicity of the Jaruzelski government, where the military had occupied top government positions, caused considerable friction and confusion in the early 1990s.

    Data as of October 1992

    NOTE: The information regarding Poland on this page is re-published from The Library of Congress Country Studies and the CIA World Factbook. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Poland DEFENSE ORGANIZATION information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Poland DEFENSE ORGANIZATION should be addressed to the Library of Congress and the CIA.

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