Sweden's Armed Forces Shift Focus Under NATO

Starting today, the Swedish Armed Forces will primarily focus on defending Sweden and allied nations against armed attacks under NATO's collective defense framework, as stated by Supreme Commander Micael Bydén.

This shift is significant for the nation and its defense capabilities.

Sweden, while not a frontline state within NATO, will be at the forefront with its forces both in times of peace, as part of NATO's deterrence, and if a transition from deterrence to defense is needed.

Bydén also stresses the importance of flexibility in the upcoming defense decisions by the parliament, warning against a rigid defense resolution that could hinder national and collective defense capabilities.