US Army Green Berets have trained with Sweden’s Home Guard in unconventional warfare, preparing for a potential conflict with Russia. The drills demonstrate how Sweden is bolstering its defenses and unconventional warfare capabilities as it moves closer to NATO membership, a move supported by Turkey.
- The US Army Green Berets conducted training with Sweden’s Home Guard in unconventional warfare techniques during May and June, simulating guerrilla forces for the exercise.
- Sweden, accustomed to the threat of conflict due to its proximity to Russia, is bolstering its military capabilities and unconventional warfare strategy in preparation for possible tensions.
- Turkey’s president recently supported Sweden’s bid to join NATO, enhancing the alliance’s capacity to deter and counter Russia.
- Unconventional warfare is the activities carried out to coerce, disrupt, or overthrow a government or occupying power, often involving recruitment, training, and advisement of local forces to achieve these objectives.
- Despite a history of neutrality, Sweden has been inching towards NATO, signaling a shift in its military alignment and strategy, which now includes preparedness for unconventional warfare scenarios.