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Learning from Finland – so we get the order on the defence
"Learning from Finland – so we get the order of the defense"

"Debater: Three light brigades should be set up in Skåne, Mälardalen and Norrland"

"This is an opinion piece. It is the writer who stands for the views that are put forward in the text, not Against."

"the DEBATE. During the weekend and the beginning of the week have People and Defense national conference has been going on in Sälen, where the future of the defense of Sweden, were discussed. In the last week communicated to both the army chief Karl Engelbrektson and defense minister Peter Hultqvist, Sweden in the year 2020 could perhaps have two mechanized brigades of about 9 000 men on the spot. "

"at the same time assessing the försvarsexperter that you have at least 5 quads in order to credibly defend Sweden. Then, a mechanized brigade takes about 10 years to build, it would mean that Sweden in the next 20 years, without a basic defense at the same time as our business environment looks increasingly uncertain and threatening. But there are solutions."

"In the autumn of 2018 participated Sweden as opponents in the Nato exercise Trident Juncture. It is the first time that Sweden seriously, with a bigger squad, and the choice against foreign soldiers. The result was impressive in which you broke the attack and struck back qualified Nato-joints. "

"This is one in a series of clear indications that the defense of Sweden have today are very qualified, but the problem is numerären. An opponent can easily tie up two brigades, and then they get free reign when the rest of Sweden is undefended. "

"A big problem in modern conflicts is also what is called hybridkrig where in this case Russia has perfected this technology. The experience of Ukraine, where both the annexation of the Crimea but also in the eastern part of Ukraine was preceded by påverkansoperationer of various kinds, to deceive, to create uncertainty, but also break the will to defend the country, shows that not only will be the number of vehicles which can become crucial in a possible conflict with Russia."

"the main Task of the light troops will be to tie up a larger opponent and grind down this"

"to defend, delay and lock an enemy should three so-called light brigades to be set up with placement in the strategic areas of Skåne, Mälardalen and Norrland. "

"These should be set up according to the Finnish model where you can create new battle groups with high european standard of 12 to 18 months the use of armament, vehicles and other equipment that does not require long beställningstider, training or instructors with special expertise. "

"so the joints cope with the task? "

"Modern warfare shows on the experience that the heavier mechanized units rather may find it difficult in the urban environment which is the most common environment in which a conflict is brought today. Underhållskedjan, the mobility in a large country such as Sweden is also a limiting factor for mechanized units. "

"the main Task of the light troops will be to tie up a larger opponent and grind down the latter until the control units, select the right opportunity to strike back and win the conflict. "

"the Dressing should have the abilities that span both military and civilian skills with good knowledge in the area in which they are to operate."

"A light brigade also has more advantages then it is this förbandstyp needed in international operations, can be deployed early in a hybridkonflikt to create security without the armored vehicles roll on the streets, but also as a resource for the other crises and disasters."

"in Addition to a light brigade must also have a new special with a focus on hybridmotstånd established ”on the ground” to coordinate the elements within defence required to ward off a hybridangrepp. "

"the Dressing should have the abilities that span both military and civilian skills with good knowledge in the area in which they are to operate. The existing agencies and organizations are not coordinated enough to manage a sequence of events as you saw, for example, in the Crimea. "

"in Order to succeed with the above, requires that the responsible politicians and defense as an organization driven by the ”sense-of-urgency”, the change of pace and focus as the situation requires. "

"None of us have the experience to scale up a military defense, and it is time to think a little outside the usual box."

"nSebastian Merlöv, occasionally employed in the defense, and the chairman of the Lomma arbetarekommun (S)"

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