29 Apr '15, 4pm

#Norway goes #military: army spending skyrockets on '#Russia threat'

#Norway goes #military: army spending skyrockets on '#Russia threat'

The Norwegian government is apparently in the throes of a military fever. © AFP 2015/ RAIGO PAJULA Paranoid Corner: Omnipresent Little Green Men Seen All Around Europe It has pledged to increase military spending by as much as half a billion dollars to boost its defense capability around its northern border with Russia to be able to withstand what it sees as the phantom “Russian threat.” The country's Defense Minister Ine Eriksen Soreide, said Norway would spend 3.6 billion kroner ($477 million) on building Norway's first anti-aircraft battery and modernizing its squadron of German-made Leopard 2 tanks, amongst other defense projects. According to the local media, the country’s defense experts have been recently calling for “more troops and better capabilities close to the Russian border” fearing to be “a small neighboring country to a superpower with global ambitions.” © ...

Full article: http://sputniknews.com/world/20150429/1021529452.html

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