The terrorist threat has moved from the Middle East to Europe. Sweden has welcomed more immigrants with its "open your heart"-policy than most other European countries, and per capita it is the reigning World Champion. However, despite these dramatic demographic changes, apart from a failed suicide bomber in 2011, there has not been any Islamic terrorist attacks in Sweden, like we have seen in France, Belgium and Germany. Yet. What we have seen and continue to see, are previews of civil unrest, mayhem and chaos, with a police force struggling to cope with the explosive numbers of murders and crime in several areas.
The Swedes who know what is about to happen, desperately try to warn the rest, but the response is as usual... Swedish.
"The threats have changed. The global issues and developments in close by areas must be addressed. It is serious now," writes chief of the Department of higher total defense training at the Swedish Defense Academy, Lars Hedström, in Svenska Dagbladet.
From 10 to 12 of January, a national conference on defense takes place in Sälen. It is in connection with this that Hedström calls for a national security strategy.
He believes that the public debate largely focuses on important issues that require answers from higher quarters.
"It's time now. The national security strategy must be presented. We do not want to see a simple policy document. We need control - the questions why, what and how need to be answered in the strategy. It involves an overall attitude, choices and priorities, like in the United Kingdom - three overarching goals, three dominant threats and four challenges. It requires policy choices. Stefan Löfven (PM) - give us the strategy," Hedström writes.
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