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Sweden’s future military capabilities: A study of possible consequences in a ten-year perspective
Swedish National Defence College. Royal Military Academy, Brussels, Belgium.
2014 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This thesis will look at possible consequences that ”new” threats to Sweden’s security might have on the development of military capabilities in a ten-year perspective. By using a method of a comparing content analysis the study first examines three sub-questions. These three questions represent where Sweden is now, what they might come to face and finally possible routes that they might take. The three sub-questions, or chapters, each contributes with data, which will be beneficial when studying the central research question, “What are possible consequences of ”new” threats to Sweden’s security on the development of military capabilities in a ten-year perspective?” When presenting the answer to this research question, the study suggests four possible consequences to Sweden’s future military capability development that might occur if the factors presented in the sub-questions are not taken into consideration. These are;

  • The cost for Sweden to develop new military capabilities becomes too high.

  • Sweden cannot meet the time requirement to develop new military capabilities.

  • Sweden does not have the ability to receive or give military support.

  • Sweden must have a continued emphasis on its own defence industry. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
National Category
Social Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-4771OAI: diva2:729511
Subject / course
War Studies Thesis
Educational program
Officersprogrammet (OP)


Available from: 2014-08-14 Created: 2014-06-26 Last updated: 2014-09-22Bibliographically approved

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