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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP18 Apr 2019 12:58 p.m. PST

"Citing an "increasingly complex" security picture, the Norwegian operational headquarters has admitted a drastic lack of resources and called for at least two additional battalions and more submarines.

Lieutenant General Rune Jakobsen, the head of the Norwegian Armed Forces' operational headquarters (FOH), has warned of dramatic consequences if the armed forces are not significantly upgraded…"
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Thresher01 Supporting Member of TMP18 Apr 2019 7:10 p.m. PST

Not really surprising.

All that money from oil, and little to none for defense?


NavyVet18 Apr 2019 8:09 p.m. PST

They just don't care. Why else is their military so unprepared?

Personal logo Andrew Walters Supporting Member of TMP19 Apr 2019 8:00 a.m. PST

A perpetual strategic question for NATO is water to defend the line that runs from Greenland to Iceland to the North of Norway or from Greenland to Iceland to the South of Norway. The latter is far easier, but basically says Russia can have Norway. The Norwegians are not keen on this, and it's hard to sustain a military treaty organization committed to protecting all if it's members except for one.

So Norway probably does need at least a few more subs. That's probably true no matter how many subs they have. The Russian navy needs access to the Atlantic, which they don't have while Norway is free.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP19 Apr 2019 11:48 a.m. PST

To be under the ocupation from another country is not good… for nobody….


andysyk19 Apr 2019 1:43 p.m. PST

It never has been even at the height of the Cold War. 3 Commando Brigades, life expectancy was around 3 hours.

Only Warlock20 Apr 2019 7:03 p.m. PST

Well it's hardly a unique problem in Europe. During the deployments in the mideast the US often had to supply food, refeuling tankers, and most of the logistics for NATO members involved. Didn't Germany drop to less than 10 flyable fighters for a while last year?

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