U.S., U.K. Ships Operate in the Barents Sea

BARENTS SEA – Four U.S. Navy ships and a Royal Navy ship entered the Barents Sea, working together to conduct maritime security operations in the challenging environmental conditions above the Arctic Circle, May 4, 2020. Three Arleigh Burke-class Aegis destroyers USS Donald Cook (DDG 75), USS Porter (DDG 78), USS Roosevelt (DDG 80) are supported …

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Press Release: Travel Restrictions to the United States to Mitigate Risks Posed by COVID-19

PRESS RELEASE Oslo March 12, 2020 — On March 11, President Donald J. Trump issued a Proclamation to mitigate risks posed to the United States by the COVID-19 situation worldwide. The Proclamation sets certain temporary restrictions and limitations on entry into the United States for persons who have been in the Schengen Area during the …

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Op-Ed by Ambassador Braithwaite: Why Two Percent?

In an op-ed published in VG on October 2, 2019, Ambassador Braithwaite explained the origins of the NATO 2 percent spending goal and the importance of Norway meeting its 2014 Wales pledge.  Below is the English version of the op-ed. As the debate continues over defense spending and Norway reaching the agreed upon pledge of 2% …

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Op-Ed by Ambassador Braithwaite: European Security Cannot Mean More to the United States than It Does to Europe

In an op-ed published in VG on August 13, 2019, Ambassador Braithwaite calls on Norway to live up to its 2014 Wales Pledge.  Below is the English version of the op-ed. Norway is a magnificent country. From the people to your culture to your geography, beauty is everywhere. As the United States Ambassador, I have now lived amongst …

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USA trekker seg ut av INF-avtalen

UTTALELSE FRA UTENRIKSMINISTER POMPEO USA trekker seg ut av INF-avtalen 2. august 2019 2. februar 2019 ga USA seks måneders forhåndsvarsel om oppsigelse av traktaten om Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) på grunn av Den russiske føderasjons fortsatte brudd på avtalen. I henhold til avtalens Artikkel XV trer USAs oppsigelse i kraft i dag da Russland …

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