Naval War College Review


Cuts in military spending are now an international reality, and Sweden is no exception. The defence of Sweden, however, is more than a question of money. Our neutrality policy is no longer an end in itself but a tool that it is possible to discuss. The preservation of our compulsory service system is also under debate because it is obvious that we cannot finance the existing large army if we are also to possess the quality and readiness that we need. A structural reorganization in defence is now taking place, and it is evident that aspects of our defence industry are in jeopardy.