More Cuts Expected in Swedish Defenses

Once again more dramatic cuts are being discussed by Swedish military and the defense ministry – with concrete cutbacks expected to be announced in the next few days.

Defense authorities say they do not rule out any measures to help balance the military budget – with speculation about major cuts in the number of airplanes, tanks and troops.

One possibility being raised in the discussions is a total dismantling of ground-to air artillery and rocket defenses – turning this over to the air force planes to defend this Nordic nation against all enemy planes and missiles.