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Sweden to join NATO strategic comms centre: director

Non-aligned Sweden will join NATO's Strategic Communications Centre based in nearby Latvia amid heightened tensions with Russia in the Baltic Sea region, the centre said Friday. "Joining NATO's STRATCOM Centre of Excellence as a contributing partner is a natural step for Sweden," Janis Sarts, director of the Riga-based unit told AFP. Earlier this month, Sweden announced it was remilitarising its biggest island, Gotland, amid speculation over the country's ability to defend itself against a more assertive Russia.
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