The State Secretary of Defense of Latvia Janis Sarts and the State Secretary of Defense of Estonia Mikk Marran visited the Atlantic Council’s International Security Program on March 2, 2011 as part of its Transatlantic Initiative on Nordic-Baltic Security.

While addressing the larger security environment in the region, both State Secretaries emphasized the concept of “smart defense” within NATO, the challenge of redefining threat perceptions, and raised concerns over the U.S. Force Posture Review.