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Poland Seeks Tomahawk Missiles From U.S., Others

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Polish Defense Minister Tomasz Siemoniak says his government is seeking to obtain Tomahawk cruise missiles from the United States or another country.

Siemoniak said on Polish Radio on March 12 that he would like to have Tomahawk missiles on three submarines that Poland is planning to purchase by the year 2030.

"We are asking everyone who is able to deliver such weapons, also our American partners," Siemoniak said.

Siemoniak also said some 10,000 NATO soldiers will take part in military exercises in Poland this year, among them around 5,000 members of a newly created spearhead force that is the centerpiece of NATO rapid-reaction forces.

Poland is concerned about the conflict in eastern Ukraine that involves its neighbors, Ukraine and Russia.

Poland's professional army has some 85,000 officers and troops and another 20,000 reservists.

Based on reporting by Reuters and AP