Tagged: NATO

More Marines to train in Norway

Norway wants to double US troops and deploy them closer to Russia Ministry of Defense Since January 2017, approximately 330 Marines from the Unites States Marine Corps (USMC) have been conducting training and exercise...

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NATO exercise in Norway on track

Norway will host NATO exercise Trident Juncture this fall, with an expected 35,000 soldiers participating Anders Fjellestad Armed Forces Media Center One of NATO’s key goals is to increase its level of exercising. In...

Putin and Trump concern Norway

Norway prepares to ward off Russia; hopes for consistency from the United States Bradley Peniston Defense One Bodø Air Force Base, Norway: When the ready-room alarm went off—high-low, high-low—two Norwegian Air Force pilots pulled...

Norwegian military will join fight against piracy

The Norwegian government has decided to send an Orion military surveillance aircraft to assist the NATO-led international fight against piracy in the Bay of Aden and the Indian Ocean. Defense Minister Grete Faremo says...

Joint disarmament initiative in NATO

Norway, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg have called on NATO to support efforts to achieve a world without nuclear weapons. “Our aim is to reduce the importance of nuclear weapons in NATO’s security...

Finnish PM wants Norway to join EU

Finnish Prime Minister Matti Vanhanen says in an interview with YLE News that he would like to see Norway join the European Union. Today, Denmark, Finland and Sweden are members of EU, while Iceland,...

New Norwegian defence chief formally takes over

General Harald Sunde has assumed new duties as Norway’s Chief of Defence, succeeding Sverre Diesen. A formal ceremony took place outside the Defence Ministry at Akershus in Oslo on Sept. 30. Lieutenant General Harald Sunde...