Radio Sweden Wednesday

Swedish military chiefs want to use their warplanes in Afghanistan and expand Sweden’s role there, but there’s condemnation of their plans and calls for Swedish peacekeepers to be pulled out altogether.

Adored by many, called a ”class traitor” by others; we look back at the political life of Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme, on the 21st anniversary of his assassination.

Closing Music:  Soundtrack of our lives, ” Heading for a breakdown”.

Leave Afghanistan altogether, or take on even more responsibility? Opinions are divided on what Sweden’s role in the war-torn country should be.



It is 21 years today since Sweden, and the world, were shocked by the murder of Prime Minister Olof Palme, who was shot dead as he walked home from a Stockholm cinema with his wife. After all this time, the identity of his killer still remains a mystery, and conspiracy theories range from a case of mistaken identity to a secret police-military group in Sweden, or the secret services of the United States or the Soviet Union.

On the anniversary of his assassination, Radio Sweden looks at why he was described as a man people either loved or hated....

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