Defense strategy to focus on skilled personnel

  • 2003-08-28
  • Aleksei Gunter
TALLINN - Beginning next year Estonia's Defense Forces will draft fewer conscripts andtake further steps toward improving the professional level of the army,according to the Defense Ministry's new strategy presented to the governmentlast week.Defense Minister Margus Hanson said that the strategy developed by theministry and scheduled for publication in February 2004 was based on a newanalysis of national security that concluded there would be no directmilitary threat to Estonia in the coming decade.After joining NATO Estonia's security situation would change and the countrywould have to shi...
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