Interviews

Miloslav Lafek: Financial stability is a prerequisite for ensuring the build-up of the Army

Miloslav Lafek: Financial stability is a prerequisite for ensuring the build-up of the Army

General Miloslav Lafek is currently the director of the MoD's Strategic Development and Planning Section. In 2015-2018, he was the director of the operational planning department of the Joint…

 05. 08. 2021
Antonín Genser: The priority is to relaunch comprehensive Active Reserves training

Antonín Genser: The priority is to relaunch comprehensive Active Reserves training

Colonel of the General Staff Ing. Antonín Genser has held the position of Commander of the Territorial Command since 2019. Prior to that, in 2016-2019, he served as Chief of Staff of the Land…

 27. 07. 2021
Soldiers have a hard time coping with life in the civilian world, but it works, the director of the center for veterans believes

Soldiers have a hard time coping with life in the civilian world, but it works, the director of the center for veterans believes

At the end of 2016, the first Community Center for War Veterans opened in the Czech Republic. This created a place for meetings and help in Brno. According to its director Karel Černoch, the biggest…

 09. 07. 2021
Pavel Konvalinka: My task is to train motivated and physically fit soldiers

Pavel Konvalinka: My task is to train motivated and physically fit soldiers

The current commander of the Basic Training Section, Chief Warrant Officer Pavel Konvalinka, is a graduate of the Military High School in Opava and subsequently in Vyškov. He began his career in…

 08. 06. 2021
Threats in the Middle East: An interview with an expert on the cultural aspects of security

Threats in the Middle East: An interview with an expert on the cultural aspects of security

Security is a complex phenomenon, which does not rely only on hard power and measures like military strength, weapons, and strategic thinking. Security also includes social and cultural aspects that…

 03. 06. 2021
Jaroslav Míka: I can imagine the continuation of the Gripen in the Czech Army beyond the horizon of this decade

Jaroslav Míka: I can imagine the continuation of the Gripen in the Czech Army beyond the horizon of this decade

Colonel of the General Staff Ing. Jaroslav Míka, who is currently the commander of the 21st Tactical Air Force Base Čáslav, has been serving in the Czech Army since 1995, when he joined as pilot…

 20. 05. 2021
Mikael Segerman: We offer the Czech defense industry a helping hand and a chance for an advanced future

Mikael Segerman: We offer the Czech defense industry a helping hand and a chance for an advanced future

BAE Systems is bidding for a victory in the Czech Army tender with its CV90 MkIV Infantry Fighting Vehicle. The company relied on cooperation mainly with Czech state-owned industrial companies. VOP…

 09. 05. 2021
Instructor of the Armed Forces: Why it is necessary to practice close combat as part of Czech Army training

Instructor of the Armed Forces: Why it is necessary to practice close combat as part of Czech Army training

As a Protect Israeli Security Solutions international instructor he has the opportunity to train with the best in the world. That is why he was invited to join the world organization of military…

 26. 03. 2021
Jana Černochová: Politicians must not treat the Army as a stepmother treats a stepchild

Jana Černochová: Politicians must not treat the Army as a stepmother treats a stepchild

There have been more questions than answers since the last meeting of the Defense Committee. And it is not just about the evergreen of the last 4 months, ie returning 5 billion crowns to the budget…

 25. 03. 2021
The strategy against hybrid threats exists already, now it’s the government's turn

The strategy against hybrid threats exists already, now it’s the government's turn

In mid-March, the Standing Committee on Hybrid Threats of the Chamber of Deputies met in its closed session. According to the approved program, its task was to address, inter alia, the hybrid threat…

 24. 03. 2021