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Report Shows Army Readiness Deteriorated

Ljubljana, 8 April - A report on the preparedness of the Slovenian Armed Forces in 2012 handed to President Borut Pahor on Monday shows a deterioration of the army's capabilities due to budget cuts, but Pahor was quick to point out that this would not affect national security.

Ljubljana
President Borut Pahor addressing the press after he received the annual report on the army's combat readiness from Defence Minister Roman Jakič (left) and the Chief of General Staff, Brigadier Dobran Božič.
Photo: STanko Gruden/STA

Ljubljana
The Chief of the General Staff, Brigadier Dobran Božič. speaks to the press after presenting the annual report on the army's combat readiness to President Borut Pahor.
Photo: STanko Gruden/STA

Ljubljana
The Chief of the General Staff, Brigadier Dobran Božič. speaks to the press after presenting the annual report on the army's combat readiness to President Borut Pahor.
Photo: STanko Gruden/STA

Ljubljana
Defence Minister Roman Jakič speaks to reporters after presenting the army's 2012 preparedness report to President Borut Pahor.
Photo: STanko Gruden/STA

Ljubljana
Defence Minister Roman Jakič speaks to reporters after presenting the army's 2012 preparedness report to President Borut Pahor.
Photo: STanko Gruden/STA

Ljubljana
President Borut Pahor addressing the press after he received the annual report on the army's combat readiness from Defence Minister Roman Jakič (left) and the Chief of General Staff, Brigadier Dobran Božič.
Photo: STanko Gruden/STA

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