vara bungas: Rīt lekcija par Somijas aizsardzības modeli. Šeit. Iešu, klausīšos. Gatavojos.
[..] An army built on a small standing force backed by conscripts and the large-scale mobilization of reservists, however, leaves the need for strategic warning and time to mobilize as key vulnerabilities. When the armed forces underwent comprehensive cost-cutting reforms in 2012–2015, the readiness of the Army suffered temporarily. In fact, at the time of Russia’s annexation of Crimea, the army could reportedly only field “a few platoon-sized elements of Special Forces soldiers” at short notice. In August 2017, the Minister of Defence, Jussi Niinistö, noted that the Achilles heel of the Finnish armed forces was the time needed for mobilization.[..] By 2017, close observers were claiming that readiness had dramatically improved, and the Finnish army was now able to field “thousands of soldiers” within hours[..]
[..] With their rapid reaction times and helicopter mobility, readiness units can be deployed nationally and have sufficient independent firepower and endurance to engage even a well-armed adversary.[..]
Par somu zemessardzi:
[..] Another element of the readiness of the Finnish Army is its close cooperation with the paramilitary FBG. In peacetime, the FBG is a civilian agency subordinate to the Ministry of the Interior. In wartime, however, it is to be incorporated into the FDF. According to the White Paper, the “high readiness, mandate and capabilities” of the FBG support the FDF in safeguarding territorial integrity. FBG officers are trained alongside their military counterparts and in turn train conscripts to conduct “special forces activities and reconnaissance”. Its 2700 active duty personnel, situational awareness, light weaponry and mobility—involving the use of transport helicopters, among other things—make it clear that the FBG would be an excellent supplement to the FDF in the event of a crisis.[..]
[..]In 2015, for instance, in a move that garnered international attention, 900,000 reservists were contacted to inform them of their role[..]
[..] country of 5 million people is able to field the largest ground forces in northern Europe with the exception of Russia is understandably a source of pride, and increasingly, reassuring to its neighbours.[..]