27 Oct '17, 2pm

Norwegian leaders want to know why US Marines are stationed in the country

Opposition leaders in Norway have asked the prime minister to explain the precise role of U.S. Marines stationed on a rotating basis in the country. HELSINKI ― Opposition leaders in Norway have asked Prime Minister Erna Solberg’s center-right government to explain the precise role of U.S. Marines stationed on a rotating basis in the country. The presence of the 330-strong Marine Corps unit forms part of expanding cooperation between Norwegian and U.S. forces, particularly in the area of joint multibranch exercises in the Arctic region’s High North close to Norway’s border with Russia. “There are questions for the government to answer here. It is clear the defense forces needs more funding to improve capabilities and adequately defend Norway. One wonders if U.S. troops are going to be used to plug gaps and weaknesses in Norway’s defenses,” said Liv Signe Navarsete, the Cent...

Full article: https://www.defensenews.com/global/europe/2017/10/27/norw...

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