Slovakia Works Toward Integration With NATO

Fiszer, Michal
January 2005
Journal of Electronic Defense;Jan2005, Vol. 28 Issue 1, p32
Trade Publication
This article reports that Slovakia is a relatively new member of both North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and the European Union. When Slovakia joined NATO in April 2003, it was judged that the most dangerous threat the country might face was a major war with an aggressor that could attack Slovakia's territory. Even when the low probability of a major war is considered, the consequences might be disastrous, and that is why, as Slovakia moves toward integration with NATO, the issue of homeland defense against a conventional aggressor cannot be overlooked. Slovakia has retained only a single mechanized brigade: the 1st Mechanizovana Brigade at Presov, eastern Slovakia, now called simply "Mechanized Brigade."


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