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Chairman Björn von Sydow presents the recent Defence Commission report to an international audience

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In an article in the online magazine NATO Review, the chairman of the Swedish Defence Commission presents the recent report "Resilience – The total defence concept and the development of civil defence 2021-2025".

In response to the deteriorating security situation, Sweden is taking steps not only to enhance its warfighting capability but also to increase the resilience of society. The government appointed a Defence Commission in 2017 to look beyond current issues with a view to calibrating the country's future defence policy and posture. The recent report from the Commission focuses specifically on the need to prepare the whole of society for the worst-case scenario of war.

Read the article on the NATO Review website here:

Resilience: Planning for Sweden's "Total Defence"