Overhaul of Bulgaria's Outlook 2020 Needed – General Miho Mihov

Defense | September 1, 2014, Monday // 13:15|  views

General Miho Mihov. Photo by bnr.bg.

Bulgaria's Security Council does not have the authority to approve the Outlook 2020: Bulgaria and NATO in European Defense document, according to General Miho Mihov.

In an interview for Bulgaria's National Radio, Mihov, former Chief of General Staff of the Bulgarian Armed Forces, and current ABV Movement candidate MP, has expressed hope that the controversial report of the Bulgarian Defense Ministry will be amended and will not be approved at the government's Security Council meeting, Monday.

“The Council monitors the implementation of the strategy and provides solutions for crisis management,” Mikov told the National Radio, saying that the most important issue that bothered him was that the first version of the document meddles with the politics of the Russian Federation.

“In terms of information warfare - if the mediation of Bulgarian politicians and economic agents is the reason for this warfare, then this is a task for the counterintelligence. There are many examples of complex and redundant wording which suggests that they have been copied and translated,” Mihov said.

According to him, the Outlook 2020: Bulgaria and NATO in European Defense document needs an overhaul. “Look at the final statement "At the moment Bulgaria lacks the military resources to effectively perform the role of a guarantor of security, especially the rapidly changing challenges of today's security environment". This conclusion is very frightening. I think that at today's meeting, the Council will make a clearer assessment of our state, Bulgaria's role in peace building in the Black Sea region and the prospect of our armed forces,” General Mihov noted.

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Tags: Miho Mihov, Outlook 2020, NATO, European Defense


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