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Visita à Força Aérea
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Base Aérea N.º 1, Sintra, 1 de junho de 2016 see more: Visita à Força Aérea

Duties of the Supreme Commander

The transversality and the invariability which are attributes of matters relative to Defence justify its deserved ample national consensus which is imperative it continues to merit in the future. The new characteristics of the international system, and of the associated threats, were the origin of a generalized agreement which resulted in the review of the framework of defence documentation: the current Strategic Concept of National Defence incorporates the threats we must face and the capabilities we must generate to confront them. Resulting from this Concept, the national defence effort was made aware of important developments which must now be substantiated and brought to fruition.

Equally important is the need to increase a collective perception of security and defence, especially in the prevention of and combating the new threats, where operations must be developed within an abatement of the traditional distinction between internal and external security, areas where the strengthening action of the President of the Republic, intervening in coordination with the remaining sovereign bodies, can be of extreme relevance.

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