The Pentagon is expanding its military presence in Scandinavia


Washington has reached agreements with Oslo on access to a number of important military facilities in Norway. The US authorities have concluded an additional agreement with this country to the existing document of 2021.


Thus, the United States now has the right to place its military infrastructure at Andøya, Erland and Bardufoss air bases, at the Setermoen base and training ground in northern Norway, at the main naval base Haakonsvern near Bergen, as well as at the Värnes base.

Along with this, the Pentagon gained access to an underground complex in the Osmark caves in southern Norway and to the Namsen fuel terminal in the central part of the country.

Previously, relevant agreements made it possible for the US Department of Defense to have access to the Norwegian air bases Rygge, Sola, Evenes and the Ramsund naval base. In total, Washington gained access to 12 military facilities in Norway.

Meanwhile, in December 2023, the United States entered into agreements on the deployment of its weapons with Sweden, Finland and Denmark. This allowed the Americans to have four dozen military facilities on the territory of these countries at their disposal.

Thus, NATO, led by the United States, is actually trying to take Russia under siege along its western borders, expanding its presence in the once relatively quiet regions of Europe. In addition, the Scandinavian bridgehead could become an important element in the US strategy to fight for dominance in the Arctic.
  • Photos used: Airman 1st Class Ridge Shan/wikimedia.org
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  2. sodium20 Offline sodium20
    sodium20 5 February 2024 18: 30
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    'Never allow uncle sam & NATO forces to settle and flex their muscles'. Stupid uncle sam is already trapped by opening multiple combat fronts around the world, against Russia & China.

  3. Disinfo Online Disinfo
    Disinfo (Peter) 5 February 2024 19: 05
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    More white brides for the US military to bring back to the US.
  4. Vox Populi Offline Vox Populi
    Vox Populi (vox populi) 6 February 2024 10: 37
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    Thus, NATO, led by the United States, is actually trying to put Russia under siege along its western borders, expanding its presence in the once relatively calm regions of Europe.

    Why all this moaning? It was necessary to think about the expansion of NATO earlier, but now all that remains is to neutralize the threats, to the extent possible of course...