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Strategic Control of Czech Republic Defence - Part of National Security

Abstract:

One of most discussed themes in this field is also a critique of unfinished, non-stable structure of master documents, e.g. Security Strategy of the Czech Republic. They are often told to be obsolete. The latest document, the White Paper on Defence, Critical responses are not quite justified. There are a lot of good ideas, innovations. Many things have been done, many set tasks have been met at the level of Defence Ministry. Positive effects of results reached are obvious. They are summarized in the White Paper mentioned above. The only danger lies in arbitrary decisions by political management, including employing variable means of their implementation, wanton interpretation of leading defence principles, low respect to approved strategical decisions. We must name mentioned handicaps as a first step towards the real and true remedy.

Vladimír Krulík, Col. (Ret.), - 1953–2015. Military Academy Brno, line of studies air defence. He completed several security and defence courses, e.g. Economics and Managerial Control in Crisis Situations Training Course at the University of Economics (VŠE) Prague; Problems of the EU, Military Academy Brno; Security Course at the Defence Studies Centre, Aberdeen University, Scotland; Course of Security Policy and Defence Control at Groningen University, the Netherlands (2000). During his career, he held technical support and commanding assignments with signals and anti-aircraft missiles units of State Air Defence. Leading positions in military territorial and administrative offices and at the Ministry of Defence. Among others he was a deputy commander of anti-aircraft rocket brigade, Air Defence Forces, deputy manager for the preparation of Czech forces reform, and an advisor to several deputies of defence minister. Presently he works at the Defence Policy and Strategy Division of MoD.

Country: Czech Republic

07/09/2015

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