What about the Swedish military?




 
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September 2nd, 2004  
AlexKall
 

Topic: What about the Swedish military?


Well this is a trend that is in here to ask about thoughts on the countries military powers and allibility etc. I thought i would ask the same about Sweden?

Sweden dont really have any political allies but USA has always supported Sweden, even during the cold war despite all the differences and disputes. Or? Is it heading towards less cooperation?

Thoughts?
September 2nd, 2004  
gladius
 
Yeah, what are sweedens capabilities?

Would they be able to successfully defend against someone like Russia?

I'm guessing defensively they would do ok, but as far as in an offensive role, I dunno.
September 2nd, 2004  
Doc.S
 
We would be crushed in a mather of days, And poor america if they would have to take a fight for this country, One nice advice ..... Americans ..... Dont do anything! Why? Cause this country dont do anything else then make fun of you guys. So I sincerly dont think sweden deserves any help if we would be attacked. I think an attack would make people think again and teach them to let this self-absorbed and blown-up characters take a trip in to the reality . I think it would be a healthy lesson for the sweds to get there ass kicked by someone. That gives people in generall some good perspectives. And that is something this country needs. This is just my oppinion. 8)

Cheers:
Doc.S

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September 3rd, 2004  
gladius
 
LOL

In a way I agree with what your trying to say. People especially in liberaly minded Europe sometimes need a healty does of reality, but by that time it may be too late.

There are some enemies who don't care about peoples intelectualism, sensitivity, or feel-goodisms. The problem is often times it is this kind of attitude of trying to avoid war so much, is what actually leads to war itself, which is what happened in WWII.
September 3rd, 2004  
Doc.S
 
gladius

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The problem is often times it is this kind of attitude of trying to avoid war so much, is what actually leads to war itself, which is what happened in WWII.


Well let say that history have tendency to repeat itselfe on many levels.



Cheers:
Doc.S

September 3rd, 2004  
AlexKall
 
Okey let me rephrase it too: What about the cooperation between USA and Sweden?

Forget about attacking and defending.

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Originally Posted by Doc.S
We would be crushed in a mather of days, And poor america if they would have to take a fight for this country, One nice advice ..... Americans ..... Dont do anything! Why? Cause this country dont do anything else then make fun of you guys. So I sincerly dont think sweden deserves any help if we would be attacked. I think an attack would make people think again and teach them to let this self-absorbed and blown-up characters take a trip in to the reality . I think it would be a healthy lesson for the sweds to get there ass kicked by someone. That gives people in generall some good perspectives. And that is something this country needs. This is just my oppinion. 8)

Cheers:
Doc.S

My opinion is the no country needs such things.

Don't post back to back.
September 26th, 2004  
eric013
 
Quote:
Okey let me rephrase it too: What about the cooperation between USA and Sweden?
I trust that this recent article from TV4 News gives some perspective on the "neutrality" of Sweden at present time:

(09-26-2004)

USA wants to rent Swedish submarine including crew

USA wants to rent one of the submarines of the
Swedish Defence Force including its crew.

According to Svenska Dagbladet the idea is to have the
submarine act as a hostile during exercises with
the United States military.

Defence minister Leni Björklund confirms to the newspaper
that the government is considering the request but does not
want to say what desicion might be taken. The deal would
probably involve several hundred million crowns.
September 26th, 2004  
Shadowalker
 
 
Swedish military from what ive read has modern weapons, though there are some soviet systems. The army is fairly small but the weapon systems include the CV90 and leopard 2 (cant remember swedish designation) are top-notch. Your airforce is modern and the Gripen is one of the best if not the best single engine fighter. Your navy although small has stealth ships which is always good and your submarines are very good.
September 26th, 2004  
FlyingFrog
 
On the individual base of unit base, Sweden army units are simply among the best in the world, no doubt about it.

But sorry to say, Sweden is too small, therefore is almost meaningless in the world military podium (I am really sorry to say this, but it is so).

Only big countries count, that's why few ppl hear something about Sweden Army therefore it is much less known in the world, but ppl can "think", using "common sense": a rich advanced country always has a decent army (units)

Sweden's SAAB, Jets are famous.
September 26th, 2004  
KJ
 
 
As for defending it´s own territory I believe the Swedish armed forces (as they stand today) would be able to repell a full scale invasion by the Russkies, however that is no longer a viable or realistic threat so that part of this discussion is an oxymoron.
For one the Russian armed forces are in itself a shell of what they once were.

As for Swedish joint missions with different allies:
KFOR, SFOR, ISAF and UNMIL are a few examples of what is cooking right now.
A recent one is ARTEMIS.

The tip of the sword, the operators are as good as they get and although small in numbers they get their missions done. (Or have gotten thus far).

For the kid who thinks Sweden deserves to get invaded.
When your balls drop from your stomach and you have done atleast some conscription service time come see me and I´ll buy you a beer.

If you are an adult and still feel that way, feel free to move to a third world nation of your choosing.
You say people are complaining to much?
Reread your post and think about how it portrays you.

KJ.