From the Balkans, to Iraq, Afghanistan and beyond – the Czech Army role in NATO missions

In the spring of 1989, the dissident Václav Havel was in prison and the
Czechoslovak army was preparing for a possible clash with Western
imperialists under the banner “With the Soviet Union forever.” A decade
later, on March 12, 1999, President Havel presided over the Czech
Republic’s entry into the NATO military alliance, embracing the
collective security while noting it would not come without sacrifice.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019