13 Jun '18, 11am

#Norway wants hundreds more #USMarines, and it wants them closer to #Russia

Norway will ask the United States to more than double its Marine presence in the country and to deploy them closer to the Russian border. The request would raise the contingent from 330 Marines on a six-month rotation to 700, the Norwegian government said in a statement Tuesday. The rotations began last year and have since been routinely extended. Norway, like other NATO member states that border Russia, has expressed concern about Moscow’s increased assertiveness, following Russia’s invasion and annexation of Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula in 2014. “The defense of Norway depends on the support of our NATO allies, as is the case in most other NATO countries,” Defense Minister Frank Bakke-Jensen said in a statement. “For this support to work in times of crises and war, we are totally dependent on joint training and exercises in times of peace.” Norway is proposing that the Mar...

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