10. No more compulsory military service The army is professional now.
Yip - so we have an army which has more officers than privates today, and which is composed
of elder staff fatties and administrative workers, with a couple of batallions being used for foreign
missions. That's why the main deterring factor of Polish army - a couple of million trained reservists,
will soon cease to exist and a 38 million country in the centre of Europe will be left with an army
of 100 thousand, which would be able to defend 90 kilometres of front line, or
2-3 big cities.
Of course, WOULD BE is a key expression here as they would be able to do that, IF
there weren't more
ageing officers than privates in its ranks.
So, practically, we don't have an army anymore. More like an expeditionary corps, fit only to serve
their American masters whenever it's ordered to do so. There is no compulsory military service (which
means no trained reservists in the future) and no significant territorial defence formations. In military
categories, we are no more than an open steppe.