The current round of reforms has prompted concerns that Sweden’s defence is in meltdown. This has implications for Britain’s future strategic posture as well as Europe’s retention of a credible defence capability.
When it comes to the viability of a country’s defence policy, there is nothing unusual about disagreement between the analytical community and the government. Seldom, however, are the sides in as thorough disagreement as they are in Sweden, where a change in strategic outlook, an extensive reform programme, a shrinking defence budget and a high operational tempo have all converged. While Defence Minister Karin Enström maintains that Swedish defence is under control, others –
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