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President urges military to study modern warfare

Update: September, 18/2012 - 09:47

HA NOI (VNS)— President Truong Tan Sang asked the National Defence Academy to study global military science, especially modern and hi-tech warfare issues, to advise the Party, State and the army and benefit its training.

He made this request when speaking at a ceremony to start the new academic year at the Academy in Ha Noi yesterday.

While congratulating the academy's staff and soldier and officer students on beginning a new school year, Sang also praised the academy for helping thousands of senior officials of the Party and State further improve their knowledge of defence and security matters.

As a dynamically developing region, Southeast Asia is encountering factors that cause instability, especially sea disputes between several regional countries, said the President.

He mentioned the hostile forces' acceleration of the "peaceful evolution" strategy, riots, "self-evolution", "self-transformation" and their use of the issues of democracy, human rights, nation and religion to sabotage national independence and socialism in Viet Nam.

The State leader said that as the country's and the army's leading defence training and military science research centre, the Academy needed to further improve the quality of education and scientific research to produce regular, proficient and sharp-thinking officers for the country.

Sang also said he believes that the academy will continue to make more contributions to national defence in the future. — VNS

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