Poland spent more than three hundred billion crowns on defense this year. Most of the weapons were bought in the USA and Korea — ČT24 — Czech Television

Armament became an absolute priority for the conservative cabinet in Poland after the start of the war in Ukraine. Even Polish President Andrzej Duda declared that “only the heroic efforts of the soldier combined with modern and effective weapons can stop the imperial appetites and brutality of Russia”. The new technique replaces the one that … Read more

In Ukraine in a day, what in Afghanistan in a month. The West is catching up with ammunition stocks — ČT24 — Czech Television

After the collapse of the Soviet Union, European countries drastically reduced their defense budgets, armies and arsenals. With the subsequent rise of al-Qaeda, they have focused on fighting terrorism, which requires other military investments and lighter forces, the NYT notes. Even NATO’s long engagement in Afghanistan, the paper said, bore little resemblance to the gun- … Read more