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Poland's military needs reform: president

08-16-2011 15:30 BJT

WARSAW, Aug. 15 (Xinhua) -- Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski said Monday that the country needs to reform its military forces, as it celebrated the annual Armed Forces Day.

Komorowski said at the celebration ceremony that besides the undergoing conscription reform, a modernization of command systems and armament equipment is needed to create a professionalized force.

He said he was in favor of reforming military strategic planning, real-time command and action.

The president also said he supported the work of newly-appointed Defense Minister Tomasz Siemoniak.

The call for reform was partly in response to the military's poor command and monitoring system as revealed in the plane crash of April last year that killed former President Lech Kaczynski and 95 others, Komorowski said.

Editor:Wang Xiaomei |Source: Xinhua

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