Prime Minister’s Visit to Defense Ministry and Focus on Soldiers’ Field Experience
During his visit to the Defense Ministry, Prime Minister Robert Golob addressed members on international missions via videoconference call. He highlighted the significance of soldiers’ field experience as a fundamental criterion in future decisions regarding the purchase of military equipment. Golob also emphasized the indispensable contribution of the army to civilian tasks, showcasing their involvement in various missions.
Soldiers’ Field Experience and Importance in Equipment Decisions
Prime Minister Golob predicted that soldiers’ field experience would play a crucial role in determining the purchase of military equipment. He emphasized the value of practical knowledge gained during international missions, stating that untested weapons were seen as mere daydreaming without concrete terrain experience. The prime minister expressed confidence in having all the necessary information to make informed decisions regarding military engineering.
Army’s Contribution to Civilian Tasks and Emergency Response
Golob highlighted the army’s role in assisting with civilian tasks, such as firefighting, wire removal, water supply, and flood relief operations. He emphasized that the military possessed equipment that could also be used for civilian purposes, underscoring the importance of recognizing this capability. The prime minister commended the efficiency and effectiveness of the country’s protection and rescue system, which enabled the government to cover intervention costs promptly during the recent floods.