Ministerio de Defensa de España

Deterrence on the Eastern Flank

22/07/2020 Twitter Revista Española de Defensa nº 4 (August 2020)

The Spanish contingent as part of NATO´S Enhanced Forward Presence Mission in Latvia, and the balance of the 98 days of participation of the Armed Forces in the Balmis operation, in support of citizens in the fight against coronavirus, are the cover topics of the English edition of Revista Española de Defensa for the month of August.

In its interior pages, special attention is paid to the measures being taken to prevent future health crises. NATO and the European Union are stepping up their efforts to help in reconstruction and looking at the lessons learned to improve everyone´s security.

These are other contents:

The disinformation as a new vehicle of hybrid threats in current conflicts and crises.

COVID-19 and irregular migration: the economic crisis, movement restrictions and precarious health conditions further complicate the situation of those who flee their homes in search of a better life.

Analysis about the outer space as a strategic domain and the military significance of this new scenario.

The history section reminds Francisco Xavier Balmis, the man who headed the first humanitarian misión in history; it also remembers Winston Churchill: the former British Prime Minister was awarded with the Cross of the Order of Military Merit with Red Ribbon for his bravery after a brief period in the Spanish Army during the Cuban War of Independence.

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