Polish Army Contribution to Operations in Afghanistan and the Security of the Republic of Poland
PhD Ewa Jakubiak, Lomza State University of Applied Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, Chair of Law and Administration

Armed forces also have their tasks in the external aspect. They concern both time of peace and war. Some of these functions are similar in essence to those performed by the armed forces within the state, however, the scope of their implementation has been extended to an international level. The most important are: participation in training to improve combat skills organized as part of allied commitments, assistance to societies affected by natural disasters, implementation of allied commitments undertaken by the state. In her work, the author will deal with the contribution of the Polish Armed Forces (on the example of the mission in Afghanistan), which she believes has a significant impact on Poland’s security.
Keywords: Poland, army, missions, Afghanistan.