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"ODBRANA" ( DEFENCE )Newspaper center

The “ODBRANA” newspaper center is an institution within the Public Relations Department of the Serbian MoD.
Its basic field of work pertains to informing the public on the functioning of the defense system, MoD and SAF’s work.
The “ODBRANA” newspaper center has a Section for Newspaper and Publishing, the Internet subsection, a Graphic Design Section, Photo Center, and General Affairs Subsection..

 

The founder of Odbrana magazine is the Public Relations Department.
The publisher is the “ODBRANA” N
ewspaper center.
The first issue was on 1 October 2005.
The new magazine under the title “ODBRANA” be launched instead of “VOJSKA” magazine.
“Odbrana" magazine carries on the tradition of Ratnik (The Warrior)-the first military paper launched in 1879.

 
No 65
       

 

 


EDITOR IN CHIEF
Lt.Colonel Slavoljub M.Markovic
Tel. + (381 11) 32 01 809

DEPUTY EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
Radenko Mutavdzic
Tel. + (381 11) 32 01 808

ADDRESS
11002 Belgrade
Brace Jugovica 19, P.O. B. 06-1015
Fax. + (381 11) 32 41 363

MARKETING
+ (381 11) 32 01 765

SUBSCRIPTION
Tel. + (381 11) 32 01 995

E-mail: odbrana@beotel.rs
redakcija@odbrana.mod.gov.yu
www.odbrana.mod.gov.yu

The magazine is published on every 1st and 15th of the month

 

 


SUBSCRIPTION

- monthly subscription for MoD and SAF members - 160 RSD
- monthly subscription for subscribers making payments via Postal Savings Bank 180 RSD
- a 6-month subscription for 12 issues by 30. June of the current year is 1.080 RSD
- annual subscription for 24 issues by 31 December of the current year is 2.160 RSD

Outlets:
-at STAMPA and FUTURA PLUS newsstands
- at army bookstore at 22 Vasina Street in Belgrade

GYRO-ACCOUNT 840-49849-58 made to NIC "Odbrana"

 
     

Issue 65

1 June, 2008


02-03
ADVERTISEMENTS

04-05
CONTENTS AND EDITOR’S FOREWORD

06-07
EVENTS

8-11
IN FOCUS
Military Academy cadet exercise
DIPLOMAC 2008
Together with the Army units and Air Force support, the students of the Military Academy final years have shown that they are fully trained to conduct all military missions as well as initial officer duties they are to assume very soon.

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The issue of 65 former members of the Armed Forces
DEPRIVED OF PENSIONS

13
Per aspera
TRAINER OF HORNETS

14-17
TOPIC
Mobbing in the Defense System
THE OTHER SIDE OF DIGNITY
Even though a little has been said so far on physiological harassment or moral abuse in the Armed Forces, this does not mean that either Armed Forces or the society in general have been exempted from this kind of phenomenon. One may say that discipline and hierarchical structure make a fertile soil for development of such conflicts; however it has been thought that military regulations, if properly applied, can themselves prevent this phenomenon. Is it possible that very organization of the Armed Forces may change the level of tolerance of rudeness in interpersonal relations and is it possible to precisely determine whether one has stayed within his or her authority? Finally, does one when joining the Armed Forces renounce one part of his or her integrity and a priori accepts “uncommon” professional communication, and if that’s so, how one can compensate that?

18-19
EVENTS

20-21
TRAINING RANGE
Tactical exercise of the 4th Army Brigade “Konculj 2008”
GUNNERS TO REDUCE TARGETS
The bases in the Ground Safety Zone have been built as a well fortified fortress that could withstand enemy’s massive attacks. The main idea presented throughout the exercise was a terrorist group attack from artillery and shooting weapons.

22-23
Orao Air Crash in the vicinity of Baranda village
PILOT’S PRESENCE OF MIND
By keeping his presence of mind and skillfully maneuvering his aircraft, a pilot Major Tomas Janik managed to prevent an aircraft to crash into populated area, catapulted and fell in a swamp in the vicinity of Baranda village in Banat. Thanks to fast intervention by the citizens, the AF and AD Search and Rescue Service, the representatives of the Ministry of Interior and Opovo ambulance service, the pilot was assisted in due time and the Minister of Defense Sutanovac extended gratitude for that.  – For the time being we haven’t eliminated any possible cause of “Orao” air crash – General Katanic said at the press conference.

24-26
COOPERATION
300th meeting of the Military-Technical Agreement Joint Implementation Commission PARTNERSHIP AND PROFESSIONAL RELATIONS
All members of the Joint Implementation Commission are determined to preserve the spirit of cooperation in the future as it has been throughout past 300 meetings as well as the commitment that the Serbian Armed Forces and KFOR should take an active role in creation of security environment in the territory of Kosovo and in the Balkans region.

27
EVENTS

28-29
36th International Fair “Security and Protection 2008”
A RESPONSE TO EMERGENCY SITUATIONS
This fair has been organized in a brand new manner, in accordance with the principle – a new concept of protection and rescuing of citizens in emergency situations, a new approach to security and health at work as well as to provision of physical-technical protection. 100 exhibitors from the country and all over the world took part. The seminar, presentations, outdoor exercises and the accompanying fair programme aimed at drawing the attention of the public to that important area.

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EVENTS

31-50
Special Addition 33
BELGRADE LAGUMS

51
GALLERY

52-55
EDUCATION
Military Academy Cadets Selection
SELECTION OF THE CHOSEN
A road to military profession is a long and a hard one. Sometimes this road may be wide and accessible, sometimes one can get lost in a forest of difficulties and obstacles. Only the bravest and the most persistent can keep up with that. Therefore, this road is not meant for everyone.

56-59
VISITING...
A pilot, Major Emir Sisic
FLIGHT INTO NEW LIFE
On a long path filled with drama, from pronouncement of sentence to jail for life up to release on parole, his fate has shown its obverse and reverse. A tragedy in time transformed into a happy-ending story, however, those have been difficult times...

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ADVERTISEMENTS

61
Military-Medical Academy news

62-63
WORLD
Traditional gathering of parachute veterans in Israel
JUMP OF FREEDOM
In the memory of “Kades” operation, a joint Israel, British and French campaign in preventing the blockade of the Suez Canal in 1956, 200 parachuters – veterans from 16 countries from all over the world gathered in early May at the Israeli Armed Forces Parachute Corps base. This year a Serbian representative took part for the first time in the “Jump of Freedom”.

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MERIDIANS

65
Parallels
CORRUPTION OR INTOLERANCE OF COMPETITION
One who steals is not called a thief, but one who has been caught red handed.  One should take this saying with a pinch of salt especially when you read in the newspapers that some companies, otherwise known as very clean in terms of business moral, have been caught red handed in bribing.

66-69              
CULTURE
Center for military-scientific documentation, information and librarianship
SCIENCE TREE AND HOUSE OF SPIRITUALITY
The Center for Military-Scientific Documentation, Information and Librarianship is an institution of significance as a center of scientific and IT activities and a comprehensive guideline of the national military culture.

70-71
PROMOTIONS
A promotion of military-historic publications
FILLING IN GAPS
A promotion of three publications of the Military History Department of the Institute for Strategic Research, a book “Evropeizacija srpske vojske 1878-1903”, collected papers of the scientific symposium “Balkanski pakt 53–54” and two issues of the prominent magazine “Vojnoistorijski glasnik” was held at the SAF Central Military Club.

72-74
FEUILLETON
Trieste crisis (2)
YUGOSLAV PEOPLE’S ARMY MOVEMENT
As a response to the frequent reinforcements Italian side deployed on its border with Yugoslavia, Yugoslavian troops entered B Zone. The possibility of  a new war outbreak could more often be heard in those days in October 1953 in Italy, nevertheless that meant waging war against the Armed Forces that were stronger than ever after the Second World War.

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TIME MACHINE

76
SPIRITUALITY

77
ADS

78
CHESS AND CROSSWORD

79
ADVERTISEMENT
 

80
JOURNEY TO HILANDAR

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Appendix
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