SWEDES CONTEMPLATE SPENDING MORE ON DEFENSE
As previously noted, Europeans are increasingly worried about Russia:
The Swedish Armed Forces are calling for more military resources inside the country following a revision of its stance on Russia.I don't know much about Sweden's military but imagine the Russian Girl Scouts could overwhelm them.
Major General Michael Moore however warns against perceiving the news as "alarming", stressing that the military does not regard the level of threat to have dramatically increased.
The growing importance of energy, Russia's renewed economic power, and the growth of Baltic trade have all contributed to altering the overall picture, according to Moore.
Colonel Stefan Gustafsson, head of the Armed Forces' strategic analysis unit, agrees that the situation in Russia has changed.
"The country has the financial capacity to invest more in defence. That is not to say that Sweden is at risk of attack.