Wednesday, May 18, 2011

A new force is rising in East Europe

The Visegrad group of Poland, Slovakia, The Czech Republic and Hungry have formed a military and political alliance outside of the EU and NATO. What is interesting about the countries is Poland, Slovakia, and the Czech have combat experienced troops as they have rotated in and out of Iraq and Afghanistan in particular. Poland is leading a battlegroup that will be outside of NATO command and control...I think this is very interesting for a group of countries on not the best of terms with Russia, making a name for themselves outside of old Europe and not on the best of terms with the Muslim world.