"Four new regiments proposed, the number of inductees to more than double per year, and all tanks to be upgraded."
"Försvarsberedningens proposal to clog, however, far from all the gaps in Sweden's defence," says an expert at the Swedish national defence college."
"It's called the biggest military build-up since the 1940s. The goal is to Sweden at the end of the 2020s to cope on their own for three months at a crisis with the war on Swedish soil."
"But Stefan Ring, military strategic expert at the Swedish national defence college, still wonders about the proposals försvarsberedningens chairman Björn von Sydow (S) presented."
"– The operational capacity will of course be better, but it will not involve large doses of defence. There is so big holes to cover today, " he says to TT and continue:"
"– It would require additional funds in order to make the armed Forces bigger to meet the challenges it faces is whether to defend key parts of the country."
"Six strategic areas"
"Stefan Ring, mention of the six strategically important areas for sweden: Gothenburg, Malmöu002FÖresund, Stockholm, sweden together with Gotland island, the lower north of sweden with connections to Trondheim and finally, Norrbotten."
"The geographical distribution of these areas is a challenge for the Swedish part and the proposed four brigades, every brigade consists of 5,000 soldiers – is, according to Stefan Ring for a bit."
" if you're going To be serious and manage these areas so that is not enough here, but it required additional resources. When we talk about the six brigades instead."
"a Great shortage of staff."
"But Stefan Ring also highlights what he believes is another question mark for the armed Forces at the present time."
"– A problem for the armed Forces is that there is a shortage of staff. You should start up in new locations, then the needed personnel and with long experience who are competent enough. It is perhaps one of the truly great challenges it faces."
"In the end, it is, however, that political agreement should be reached and which is also the fundamental question."
"– Will it be money? It has been a consistent problem since 1958 that the man had big ambitions in relation to the financial resources you had, " says Stefan Ring."