Defense Strategy: Bulgaria under Increased Threat of Strategic Strikes

Defense | April 12, 2011, Tuesday // 19:10|  views

Image from stained glass in the Ministry of Defense building in Sofia.

Bulgaria is and will be under an increased threat of strategic strikes with ballistic missiles from afar, according to the currently developed National Defense Strategy.

The strategy has been prepared by the Ministry of Defence and is expected to be voted by cabinet at its Wednesday sitting.

This is the first time Bulgaria adopts a Defense Strategy, uniting the previously existing Military Doctrine and Military Strategy.

The strategy is to be in force for a term of 10 years.

It stresses increasing effectiveness of planning and financial spending, mandating no less of 1.5% of GDP for defense.

The strategy argues that there is a decreased risk for the occurrence of a massive international war, but that there still exist regional centers tension and instability.

It moreover previews that no more than 1000 Bulgarian military servicepersons will participate in international peacekeeping missions at a time.

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