News archive

The news published here are mainly from the Swedish Armed Forces International Centre – SWEDINT. For a complete list of news, please visit the Swedish version of the website.

"Taking security threats seriously can be politically unpopular…" 24 October 20081:11 PM

Crises and threats today are not restricted by anything so banal as national borders. Terrorism, natural catastrophes, crime and epidemics are but a few of possible threats to the security of our...

Ten puzzle pieces build a picture of successful leadership 24 October 20081:04 PM

What is required of a Swedish officer serving overseas? How does the officer prepare him- or herself or those serving under his or her command, subordinate officers as well as soldiers, for the...

East Congo more dangerous for women than soldiers 24 October 20081:00 PM

It's been a long time since wars and armed conflicts were played out on battlefields between two military forces, following a formal declaration if war. Modern conflicts can blow up anywhere, and have...

"Increased military co-operation between the Nordic countries has to be a great idea" 24 October 200812:54 PM

"Events in the Caucasus show that Finland's defence policy is the right one". So says Yrsa Grüne, international security correspondent for Helsinki's Swedish language newspaper, Hufvudstadsbladet. She...

"Altering European borders by force of arms, in the twenty-first century, is a surprising turn of events" 24 October 200812:48 PM

General conscription and Armed Forces capable of defending all of the nation's territory. That remains Finland's defence doctrine, even in the future."But increasing costs mean that we have to...

Defence against terrorist bombs is spelt C-IED 24 October 200812:40 PM

The explosive device was no greater than an ordinary packet of margarine, hidden under a piece of sack cloth and a pile of logs. Just refuse lying at the side of the road. A flash of light, a bang,...

A unique Forestry carrier conversion 24 October 200812:30 PM

The Swedish artillery hasn't fired its final salvo yet. Archer, Sweden and Norway's new howitzer, is to be seen and heard charging along the roads of Karlskoga at 70 km/h in the midst of shocked...

Netherlands mine clearance personnel in training 13 October 20082:07 PM

Over four intensive weeks this autumn, a Netherlands mine clearance team has been undergoing training with Sweden’s Göta Engineers Ing 2 demining platoon in Eksjö. The focus of the training includes...

Sweden nominates the Supreme Commander 25 September 20089:57 AM

Sweden has nominated the current Supreme Commander, General Håkan Syrén, as its candidate for the chairmanship of the EU Military Committee (EUMC) after General Henri Bentégeat.

Nordic meeting in Enköping 23 September 20089:42 AM

The second Working Group Course Directors Meeting 2008 has been held in Enköping. The aim of the meeting is to discuss the courses that we have within NORDCAPS. To this meeting the main focus was on...