Army to lower number of officers in HQ

Deputy Defence Minister Jiří Šedivý also told the Czech Press Agency on Wednesday that the Czech military would be lowering the number of officers at its headquarters, including the General Staff, in order to slim down the command structure. The first rule of the restructuring, he said, was that it not affect combat units. Civilian employees will also be dismissed within the scope of restructuring the Defence Ministry. Šedivý also said that while the number of troops will be lower, media reports of up to several thousand were exaggerated.