Swedish defense has been questioned during the past several years. It is clear that defense capabilities have worsened, resulting in the Swedish defense forces not being able to complete its main tasks.
In the report “Collapse of the Defense Policy Since the Turn of the Century”, Carl Bergqvist analyzes the problems of the Swedish defense. The report is an adapted version of Bergqvist’s text series “Prologue” which was published on the author’s blog Wiseman’s Wisdoms and in Frivärld Magasin. In the report, Bergqvist describes the different defense decisions that have formed today’s Swedish defense policy.
“The Collapse of the Defense Policy Since the Turn of the Century” was launched at a well-attended seminar at the Stockholm Free World Forum in March 2014. Besides Carl Bergqvist, participants in the seminar were Annika Nordgren Christensen, defense commentator with a background in defense politics and Stefan Olsson, head of the Stockholm Free World Forum.
Carl Bergqvist is a blogger in defense policy and a major in the Swedish Air Force. He writes under the pseudonym Wiseman on his blog Wiseman’s Wisdoms.