Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Sweden Ready To Use Force To Surface Sub

Via The Local:

Sweden's military has announced that if it finds a suspect foreign vessel in the Stockholm archipelago, it is prepared to force it to the surface "with weapons if necessary".

Battleships, minesweepers, helicopters and more than 200 troops are scouring an area about 30 to 60 kilometers from the Swedish capital after a "man-made" and foreign object was spotted in the waters.

"The most important value of the operation - regardless of whether we find something -- is to send a very clear signal that Sweden and its armed forces are acting and are ready to act when we think this kind of activity is violating our borders", Supreme Commander General Sverker Göranson said.

"Our aim now is to force whatever it is up to the surface... with armed force, if necessary", he added.

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