“The disarmament of the Territorial Defense was essentially an act of declaring war because it was illegal and unconstitutional, even under Yugoslav law at the time,” the Prime Minister Janez Janša explains the situation from 1990, when Slovenia began preparing for its independence, which the presidency, then commanded by Milan Kučan, wanted to prevent with disarmament, in cooperation with Belgrade. However, the Slovenian people who fought for independence did not give up, but instead, with Krkovič leading them, established a Manoeuvre Structure of the National Defense in Kočevje and, thanks to their resourcefulness, found a way to arm it. In addition to Krkovič, Janez Janša, Igor Bavčar and others also played key roles in this process. The first armed Slovenian army also prepared the defensive tactics and successfully defied the Yugoslav People’s Army’s aggression, which consequently lasted only ten days. Today, however, some people want to systematically criminalize the Slovenian independence activists and thus reduce the importance of the events from that time, with the participation of part of the Slovene public and politics, which is outrageous. At the same time, it is scandalous that, in a similar way as in 1990, the Slovenian Armed forces are now financially starved. The pattern from years ago is repeating itself. “Slovenia is the only country in the world which has a negative assessment of the Supreme Commander of the Army. If this happened, for example, in Austria, the Government, the National Security Council, and other governmental bodies would meet immediately,” Janša adds.