Polish NATO image stained as top generals quit


Chief of the General Staff of the Polish Armed Forces general Mieczyslaw Cieniuch (C), Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Slovak Republic, Lt. Gen. Peter Vojtek (R) and Chief of General Staff of the Czech Army Gen. Petr Pavel (L) during a press conference after the meeting of Chiefs of Staff of the Visegrad Group in Sopot, 17 April 2013.

As top brass generals resign, Poland’s reputation suffers another blow

The Polish Armed Forces General Command (DGRSZ) resigned on Friday, March 4; put otherwise, the five most senior generals of the Polish armed forced resigned ahead of NATO’s Anaconda exercise in June and Warsaw’s NATO Summit in July.

DGRSZ is losing its joint chief of staff. On February 29, Division General Ireneusz Bartniak has offered his resignation, Defense News reports. Three army commanders and one Navy Vice Admiral followed on Friday, according to the daily Polityka.

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