Expert Commentary

Romania: Modernizing Defense Capabilities

Gabriel-Beniamin Leş
Minister of Defense, Romania

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The Author is Gabriel-Beniamin Leş

Gabriel-Beniamin Leş is Romania's Minister of Defense. Prior to this, he was the State Secretary for the Department for Armaments in the Ministry of Defense. He is a member of Romania's Social Democratic Party. 

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