Accession Number : ADA584282


Title :   Defence Transformation with Frictions - The Case of Sweden


Descriptive Note : Conference paper


Corporate Author : SWEDISH DEFENCE RESEARCH AGENCY STOCKHOLM


Personal Author(s) : Foghelin, Jan


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a584282.pdf


Report Date : Apr 2010


Pagination or Media Count : 15


Abstract : The armed forces are changing all the time depending on new tasks, lessons identified, new technologies which could be used etc. A transformation process is always going on. The word transformation has however, since the end of the Cold War got a somewhat more specific meaning e.g.: * Transformation concerns structural changes of the armed forces during a period of rapid adaptation to new conditions (Garstka 2005). * Transformation concerns a period when you change the main task of your armed forces from defending your territory to expeditionary tasks. Changing the defence structure is often necessary e.g. a transition from a compulsory conscript system to an AVF. (Haine 2005; MILITARY BALANCE 2010:103; Moore 2003:2; Witney 2008) * Transformation concerns a period when networks become an important enabler in the armed forces. Even if all of the above mentioned possible interpretations are of interest for the case of Sweden a more humble approach has been chosen namely why and how have the Swedish armed forces been changed since the end of the Cold War.


Descriptors :   *MILITARY FORCES(FOREIGN) , *SWEDEN , *TRANSFORMATIONS , CASE STUDIES , GOVERNMENT(FOREIGN) , MATERIEL , MILITARY MODERNIZATION , MILITARY PERSONNEL , MILITARY PLANNING , POLICIES , RUSSIA


Subject Categories : Military Forces and Organizations


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE