- As Finland officially joins NATO, preparation from the Swedish armed forces is essentially complete according to representatives.
- “It’s really the political decision that we’re waiting for, but we would be ready to join NATO now.” says Jonas Haggren, Vice Admiral of the Swedish Navy and soon-to-be Swedish Military Representative to NATO in Brussels.
- The main challenges facing the Swedish armed forces will be the mental adjustment, says Håkan Edström, Associate Professor in Political Science at the Swedish Defence University.
Related stories from around the North:
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Greenland: Growing focus on Arctic puts Greenland at higher risk of cyber attacks: assessment, Eye on the Arctic
Iceland: Nordics should aim for common approach to China’s Arctic involvement says report, Eye on the Arctic
Norway: As NATO flotilla exercises along North Norwegian coast, Russian vessels lure in nearby waters, The Independent Barents Observer
Russia: Moscow lowers ambitions in nuclear icebreaker program, The Independent Barents Obs
United States: U.S. nominates Alaskan as first Arctic ambassador, Eye on the Arctic