This is mostly because the minister for defense is getting a hardon because he can play with the big boys.
Sweden "joined StratCom"(I don't know how you properly say this) last year and since then it's been all about Dangerous Russia(tm). Sweden even gets educated in how propaganda works by StratCom, if that isn't retarded I don't know what is.
The Russians will have some ideas. They've had a huge success in bringing the US to its knees.
This is the best tl;dr I could make, [original](http://www.reuters.com/article/us-sweden-defence/fearing-russia-sweden-holds-biggest-war-games-in-20-years-idUSKCN1BO2HR
) reduced by 79%. (I'm a bot)
> GOTHENBURG, Sweden - Neutral Sweden has launched its biggest war games in two decades with support from NATO countries, drilling 19,000 troops after years of spending cuts that have left the country fearful of Russia's growing military strength.
> On the eve of Russia's biggest maneuvers since 2013, which NATO says will be greater than the 13,000 troops Moscow says are involved, Sweden will simulate an attack from the east on the Baltic island of Gotland, near the Swedish mainland.
> Sweden has not fought a war since it clashed with Norway in 1814.
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If it came to that, NATO would crush Russia in a heartbeat, with or without Sweden. They don't need to worry, but it's good they're admitting Russia is a threat that should be taken seriously. Russia needs to cut this shit out before it's too late.
Please, people are more worried about these so called "no go" zones in like Malmö then they are afraid of Russia.