The White Paper as a Description of Armed Forces Emergency


Shortly after the Czech government gave its approval with conclusions and goals of White Paper on Defence, the Defence Ministry and the General Staff began to fulfil assigned objectives. The body that did not keep its word was the Czech government. Defence budget was reduced and military officials had to look for further emergency solutions. The author thinks that we are in a point when it is necessary to open a wide debate over the responsibility for country defence, the state of armed forces, defence capabilities. He concludes that this Military Review should be the best place to start with.

Luboš Dobrovský, born in 1932, graduate of the Philological Faculty of Charles University. Radio editor, columnist, foreign correspondent. During normalization dissident, dish windows, stoker, salesman of the Museum of Literature, signed Charter 77. After the Velvet Revolution Občanské Forum (Citizens Forum) spokesman, Deputy of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Federal Defence Minister, Head of the Presidential Office, Czech Ambassador in the Russian Federation. He long-term deals with issues of defence and security and international relations.

Country: Czech Republic


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