Comprehensive defence

On August 23, 2018, State Secretaries' Meeting announced a draft report prepared by the Ministry of Defence of Latvia about comprehensive defence approach.

The aim is to strengthen the cooperation among state institutions, provide effective mechanisms for public - private partnership, increase the skills and capabilities of the society to protect themselves, their families and Latvia in case of crisis.

Comprehensive defence means that people are organised to defend the country against all forms of attack, both military and non-military.

Comprehensive defence comprises the 7 pillars - Military capabilities, Public-private cooperation, Education of society, Civil defence, Strategic communication, Economic resilience, Psychological resilience.

A strong comprehensive defence begins with the willingness of the population to participate in the defence of the country. Awareness of crisis and war is necessary in being able to resist an attack.