Ministry of Defence

Directorate of Publications

Publications Directorate has the duty to publish periodicals of the Armed Forces and to prepare and publish annual series of publications in the field of defence and security. This directorate cooperates with its NATO counterparts, publishes materials on Armed Forces operations in peace, conflict or war time, and the AF commitment in cases of civil emergencies. It implements the Publications Platform adopted by the Minister of Defence. It publishes and reflects the policies of national defence and security of Republic of Albania and as well as AF contribution and achievements in serving the country. Criticizes the deficiencies found during the various field observations, promotes the participation of strategic and sectional experts in the “debate” on key issues, develop the necessary topics to realise the technical-professional updating of AAF, enhances within the military a greater recognition of initiatives and ongoing activities in different sectors. A special importance is given to topics that stimulate interest and involvement of young people with safety and security topics. It amplifies the knowledge on “military reality” outside the world of people in uniform.

Platform of the “Mbrojtja” Magazine, since 2011

- The magazine conveys to our community, civilian and military audience, the necessary analyses for daily issues affecting the defence, propagation of military thought and issues of interest for National Security.
- The National Security Strategy of Defence constitutes the conceptual and doctrinal basis of the magazine.
- The magazine intends to improve the process of interaction and sharing of experience between AF and civilian environment.
- Promotes the participation of experts in the “debate” on the main issues.
- Develops the necessary topics to update technical and professional knowledge of the staff.
- Amplifies the knowledge abort the “military reality" outside the world of people in uniforms.
- Promotes the interest and involvement of young people on Defence and Security issues.
- Communicates within the military bodies a greater recognition of initiatives and activities conducted in various sectors. Collaboration is open to all. Articles, dossiers and documents without any editorial obligations related to defence might be submitted to relevant editorial office in digital format.
- Articles are always copyrighted. The editor is always responsible for any kind of violation. Director of publications has contractual authority to change the titles and subtitles, as well as give a special layout to the publishing format.
- In addition to their sophisticated and elite format the published articles should undoubtedly contain information and innovation of mutual interest.
- The initial structure is organized as follows: Defence-Info, Armed Forces, Strategic Observatory, The World of Defence, Reviews and Feature Stories, History, Strategies and Specific Issues.
- Both, the Magazine and Newspaper should be attractive and have a comprehensive coverage of the information brought to the attention of the public.
- Visual product with new fonts, with a more dynamic and fresh image gives significance to the credibility of the news. Colors mostly used will be those described by experts as “fair” pro-western, blue, gray and authoritarian black.
- Doctrinal, conceptual, strategic and scientific content will be improved with input from senior military people and personalities from humanistic fields.

The Platform of the “Ushtria” Journal, Year 2011

- This press body will transmit in our community, military and civil nomenclature the necessary analyses about the issues that concern the Defence.  
- Concept and doctrine basis is the Defence National Security Strategy.
- To foster the participation of the strategic experts and sections specialists in the debate over the principal problems.
- To develop the necessary topics of the technical and professional update of the Albanian Armed Forces.
- To communicate within the military a greater recognition of initiatives and ongoing activities in different sectors. External cooperation is open to all. Articles, studies, remembrances, analysis, scientific commentary, logo and editorial unconditional documents that speak of Defence interest argument can be sent to the relevant editorial on digital support.
- The publication has always a direct authority. The direct editor is responsible for any violation. The director of the publications has contractual option to change the titles and subtitles, as well as give a special layout to the script.
- The materials that will be published except the most sophisticated and elite format will undoubtedly affect information and innovations to our mutual interest.
- The journal is a magnetic field to attract data and serve to you useful information.
- The journal Ushtria is based on the factual document, and the National Security Strategy of the Republic of Albania.

EVENTS & ANALYSIS

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on...
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