The Intension of Inventing a New Retention Policy for the Danish Armed Forces

In spite of the establishment of

- a veteran- or retention policy for soldiers in the other Scandinavian countries,

- a more military active foreign policy by Denmark than by the other Nordic countries with the result of more casualties for Danish soldiers than their Nordic colleagues and

- a broad public support for Danish veteran soldiers (commemoration day, soldier foundations and interest groups, etc.),

the official Denmark had not yet decided a comprehensive plan on how to handle our returned soldiers from duties abroad in international military missions. 

However, the present Danish retention policy before, during and after deployment is presented and criterias for a future veteran policy is analysed.