Swedish Defense in the Future
ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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International relations are changing rapidly. Soviet perestroika has led to negotiations between the superpowers and to near revolutions in many non- Soviet WTO-countries. The European Common Market develops toward more integration and more members. New military relations and capabilities may substantially change the threat. Sweden, for more than a century a non-aligned nation, has declared its intention of maintaining an armed neutrality in future conflicts. This article describes the more significant international and domestic changes and their impact on Swedens defense. The upcoming new Defense Decision in 1991 was intended to be an important choice between spending more resources or reducing missions for the Armed Forces. The uncertainties in the environment may lead to a wait-and-see-solution. Keywords Sweden, Translations, Military publications, Reports.
- Defense Systems