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Gatestone Institute gatestoneinstitute.org 09 May, 2022 08:30 am

Sweden Would Strengthen the NATO Alliance

Sweden Would Strengthen the NATO Alliance
The Swedes need little proof of Russia's disregard for the sovereignty of nation states. After the end of the Soviet Union and the Cold War in 1991, Sweden downgraded its defense posture -- until Putin's Russia invaded Georgia in 2008, and seized

After the end of the Soviet Union and the Cold War in 1991, Sweden downgraded its defense posture -- until Putin's Russia invaded Georgia in 2008, and seized Ukraine's Crimea in 2014.After the end of the Soviet Union and the Cold War in 1991, Sweden downgraded its defense posture -- until Putin's Russia invaded Georgia in 2008, and seized Ukraine's Crimea in 2014.Although Sweden reduced the size of its armed forces after the end of the Cold War, its impressive arms industry still manufactures weapons systems.At the outset of the Cold War, however, Sweden moved aggressively to address its military unpreparedness, and quickly increased its defense budget.

After the end of the Soviet Union and the Cold War in 1991, Sweden downgraded its defense posture -- until Putin's Russia invaded Georgia in 2008, and seized Ukraine's Crimea in 2014.© 2022 Gatestone Institute.

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