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Norway wants to double US troops and deploy them closer to Russia
US soldiers arriving at Værnes last year. Photo: Ned Alley / NTB scanpix
09:57 CEST+02:00
Norway will ask the United States to double the number of US troops stationed in the country and deploy them nearer the border with Russia, the government said Tuesday.

gammel erik han var moering The announcement came after nine nations along NATO's eastern flank called Friday for the alliance to bolster its presence in their region.

lensmannskontorer på romerike Since last year, 330 US Marines have been deployed on rotation at Værnes in the centre of Norway, despite loud protests from Russia.

klassisk hvit vs bomull Oslo said it wants to boost the troop numbers to 700 and station them further north at Setermoen, 420 kilometres from Russia.

bygge sosial arbeidsplass The US deployment agreement would also be extended from the current six-month renewable periods to five years.

music ki site "The defence of Norway depends on the support of our NATO allies, as is the case in most other NATO countries," said Defence Minister Frank Bakke-Jensen in a statement.

demonstrasjon oslo andøya "For this support to work in times of crises and war, we are totally dependent on joint training and exercises in times of peace," he added.

hvor sitter nyrene i kroppen Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania and Slovakia had Friday called for NATO to discuss an increased military presence in their region at next month's leaders' summit in Brussels.

sideelv til donau The group said it was necessary to supplement NATO's current ground forces "with aerial and naval components"

grunnloven i skandinavia NATO beefed up defences in central and eastern Europe in response to growing fears about Russia, following Moscow's annexation of Crimea in 2014.

ekstra aksialt hematom The Russian embassy in Oslo could not be contacted Tuesday for comment, but last year it criticised repeatedly the deployment of US forces in Norway.

kambodsja noen bra bilder Foreign Minister Ine Eriksen Søreide said that if the new deployment went ahead "there will still be a respectful distance with the Russian border".

tifr entrance 2018 "But we can't see any serious reason why Russia should react, even if we expect it will again this time since it always does about the allied exercises and training."

santiago de compostela route To ease Moscow's concerns, before becoming a founder member of NATO in 1949, Oslo gave a commitment not to station foreign troops on its soil unless it was under threat of attack.

ringen knut hamsun symbol The government says it still follows that commitment noting that the troop presence is not permanent but rotational.

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