US establishing Marine ‘base’ in Norway

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Source: The Local.No

The Defence Ministry said on Monday that the US and Norwegian militaries are discussing the possibility of deploying US troops in Norway.
The ministry Oslo said that the deployment of US troops would be part of a rotating arrangement in Norway that would fulfil a “long-standing US wish.”
Salbuvik stressed that ideas were still at an early stage and were being conducted by the two militaries and had not been broached at a political level.
Norwegian newspaper Adresseavisen reported on Monday that 300 combat US Marines could soon be in place at the Værnes military base near Trondheim, about 1,000 kilometres from the Russian-Norwegian frontier. Several defence sources told the newspaper that the plans to put US troops at the military base have been underway for some time.


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