The birth of three modern defense forces

  • 1999-10-21
  • By Joseph Enge
At the Baltic Defense College in Tartu, young officers from eight different countries learn how to lead troops in a modern army. Joseph Enge learns how the multi-national defense college became a reality.Two and a half years ago, Danish Brigadier Gen. Michael Clemmesen and Swedish Colonel Sàren Lindman came separately to the same conclusion: the Estonian, Latvian and Lithuanian defense forces need a common military school in order to advance to Western standards. This complex and ambitious project has become a reality in a remarkably short period of time. The college is already two months i...
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