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The Danish Defence (Danish: Forsvaret, Faroese: Danska verjan) is the unified armed forces of the Kingdom of Denmark, consisting of the Army, Navy, Air Force, and the Home Guard charged with the defence of Denmark and its constituent, self-governing nations Greenland and the Faroe Islands. The Queen is the Commander-in-chief in accordance with the Danish constitution, and under the Danish Defence Law[5] the Minister of Defence serves as the commander of the Danish Defence (through the Chief of Defence and the Defence Command) and the Danish Home Guard (through the Home Guard Command). De facto the Danish Cabinet is the commanding authority of the Defence, though it cannot mobilize the armed forces, for purposes that are not strictly defence oriented, without the consent of parliament. Denmark also has a concept of “total defence” (Danish: Totalforsvar).

Danish Armed Forces
Danish Armed Forces

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