International terrorism continues to intimidate our civilization and together with Russia represents the greatest threat to NATO. This was said this Tuesday in Prague at the Assembly of Commanders of the Czech Armed Forces, Karel Řehka, his chief of staff.
We cannot rely on eternal peace but, in line with the recently approved defense strategy, we must prepare for a high-intensity defensive war against a technologically advanced enemy equipped with nuclear weapons.
Řehka added that conflicts in the world, strategic shocks and surprises are repeated regularly. Russia is preparing to wage a protracted war in Ukraine that would overwhelm its enemy. Furthermore, Řehka said, a few weeks ago another problem arose in the Middle East and recalled the terrorist attack by the Palestinian movement Hamas against Israel and the latter country’s subsequent response in the form of an armed attack against the Gaza Strip.
According to Řehka, it is necessary to prepare to be able to face possible terrorist attacks. The Chief of the General Staff of the Czech Armed Forces stressed that a substantial transformation of its weapons systems awaits the Czech Army in the next ten years, which responds to the new concept of development of this sector. If the conflict in Ukraine worsens and an armed confrontation between Russia and NATO occurs, the Czech Republic would join the conflict from the first second, Řehka stressed.