Army Chief Süssli Will Focus Again on Defense

Published: Thursday, Aug 17th 2023, 13:00

Updated At: Friday, Oct 13th 2023, 14:12

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The Swiss Army Chief of Staff, Thomas Süssli, announced at a media conference in Kloten ZH on Thursday that the Swiss Army will be returning to a focus on defence in the coming years. This is in response to the deterioration of the security situation in Europe due to the Russian attack on Ukraine. The Swiss Army will not be undergoing a major reform, but rather taking smaller steps to adapt to the changing security environment. These steps include strengthening the ground troops and training them for urban warfare, which will involve training abroad. The report presented by Süssli will provide the direction for the Swiss Army, although it has yet to be approved politically.nnnnnnnnnn


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