Baltic Approaches D+10 (19 July, 1987) Part II

Even before Sweden became a combatant Soviet military air and sea assets in the Baltic region were in danger of becoming overextended. After ten days of fighting Denmark was not yet neutralized. The Danish Air Force had been reinforced by US and British fighter squadrons and now NATO airpower held a decisive edge in the …

Baltic Approaches D+10 (19 July, 1987) Part I

Sweden had anticipated a swift Soviet response to Prime Minister Carlsson’s speech. Military and civil defense preparations were made in the hours leading up to the speech. Some were discreet. Other measures, which could not be easily concealed, yet were necessary to the nation’s security, still moved ahead and were implemented. The reality of the …