The Georgian parliament yesterday approved the country’s military doctrine. Submitted by the parliament’s Defense and Security Committee, the document had been in the works for the past two years, with inputs from the relevant civilian and military bodies. It is largely a political document, short on specific guidelines for the armed forces but laying down at least two fundamental principles: Georgia shall not enter into any alliance directed against a third party and it reserves the right in the future to use its armed forces for restoration of the country’s territorial integrity. (International agencies, October 2)
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