Swedes must mentally prepare for war, says military top brass

A file photo of Supreme Commander of the Swedish Armed Forces Micael Bydén. He says Russia is a threat to Sweden. (Henrik Montgomery/AFP via Getty Images)
  • The Supreme Commander of Sweden’s Armed Forces says everyone in the country needs to mentally prepare for war.
  • The security situation has not been this grave since World War II, authorities say.
  • Russia is, and will be, a threat to Sweden, says Supreme Commander Micael Bydén.
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