VR2017 2 obalThe second issue of our journal Vojenské rozhledy is available here. As always, there are articles in which the authors devote themselves to some aspects of the defense planning process. We would also like to pay attention to analytical contributions focusing on the current development of the security environment, which significantly affect the foreign and security policy of the Czech Republic, and hence the background of defense planning. Noteworthy is certainly Jan Eichler's article, which is part of a wider ongoing debate on the pages of our magazine, which will trigger a further response. Considerable attention should be also paid to the articles focusing on some aspects of the Act on Professional Soldiers, or the views of an experienced diplomat on military diplomacy. Because the new issue of the magazine brings 12 articles, we believe that every reader will find here valuable information and inspiration.