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Tue Jun 12, 2018, 10:46 PM

Norway asks US to send more Marines and wants to keep them longer

Published time: 12 Jun, 2018 22:04

Norway wants the United States to more than double the number of US Marines currently in the country – and lend them for longer. Oslo said Russia has no reason to object to the plan, but nonetheless expects a reaction from Moscow.

Oslo will ask Washington to station 700 Marines on its territory, starting in 2019, compared with 330 currently. The new troops will be based in the Inner Troms region of the Norwegian Arctic, close to Russian territory, rather than in central Norway. The rotation of the new US forces arriving in Norway will last for a five-year period, compared with the initial six-month mission – which was later extended – of US Marines deployed there in 2017.

Norwegian Foreign Minister Ine Eriksen Soreide said that the request has “broad support in parliament” but should not be misconstrued as being the first stages of establishing a permanent US base in Norway. Soreide also insisted that the troop build-up was not aimed at Russia – although acknowledged that Moscow was likely to “react” to the plan.

"We expect that we receive reactions from Russia because we always get reactions to practice and training in cooperation with NATO," said the foreign minister. She emphasized, however, that Moscow had no reason to fear the American troops and that Norway always keeps its neighbor informed of such deployments.

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le pipi sauvages Jun 12 #6
Horsefeathers Jun 13 #9
Ilovestx Jun 12 #8
Ilovestx Jun 13 #12
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cologeek Jun 12 #7
outside Jun 13 #10
Sundogs_Place Jun 13 #11
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Tue Jun 12, 2018, 11:17 PM

2. I alerted on this as a personal attack.

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Tue Jun 12, 2018, 11:31 PM

5. Didn't see it

what did it say?

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Response to Horsefeathers (Reply #5)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 11:35 PM

6. Bullshit

I was on the jury for that one. Your reply which you deleted said "Natch*" You saw the post saying he alerted, and you saw the post that was removed. Aspergers is not funny.

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Response to le pipi sauvages (Reply #6)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 12:01 AM

9. That's a bunch of horsefeathers

and you know it. It's not against the law to lie on the internet and you know it.

I just took my meds I'm going to bed.

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Wed Jun 13, 2018, 03:29 PM

12. Glad to see a post that ACTUALLY violated the TOS got hidden.

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Tue Jun 12, 2018, 11:27 PM

4. Thanks for the newspaper article*

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Tue Jun 12, 2018, 11:39 PM

7. Apparently the Norwegians hold U.S. forces in high regard vs possible Russian aggression.

Given a recent dust up in Syria involving Russians against a numerically inferior but better trained and equipped American force, they're probably right.

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Wed Jun 13, 2018, 01:40 PM

10. This is why our Europen brothers

and sisters have free college and free crap health care. We pay for most of if not all of their defense. I say no more first world military welfare.

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Wed Jun 13, 2018, 02:51 PM

11. ..

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Wed Jun 13, 2018, 05:41 PM

13. Norwegian women loves them.

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