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Home Guards get bigger role in national defense

May 23, 2014
From wire reports, RIGA

On May 22 Latvia’s Saeima passed amendments to the Home Guard Law in the final reading to further involve the Home Guard in the national defense system, reports LETA. With the amendments, the Home Guard members will receive comprehensive quality training and will be involved in performing the Armed Forces' peacetime support functions, the amendments also stipulate social guarantees for retired Home Guard members, said head of the Military Public Affairs Department of the Defense ...

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