The Polish Military After Martial Law

Report of a RAND Conference, October 14, 1982

by A. Ross Johnson, Barbara A. Kliszewski


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The aim of the conference reported on in this Note was to consider the role of the Polish military after the proclamation of martial law on December 15, 1981; the military and political background to the events of 1981; and the implications for the future of the Polish armed forces, both in the Polish Communist system and in the Warsaw Pact. This Note summarizes key themes that emerged from the discussion. It also presents a condensed record of the discussion and summarizes the views of individual participants.

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