The United States and Norway Complete Joint B-52 Training Exercises

November 7, 2019 – Oslo, Norway The United States Air Force (USAF) has concluded a nearly month-long series of joint training with NATO Allies and partners across Europe involving B-52H Stratofortress aircraft from the 2nd Bomb Wing, Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, operating out of RAF Fairford in the United Kingdom.  This includes an exercise ...
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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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U.S. Chief of Naval Operations Visits Norway

On June 24-26, U.S. Chief of Naval Operations, Admiral John Richardson, visited Norway, reaffirming the close and longstanding defense relationship between the United States and Norway. The Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) is the senior military officer of the Department of the Navy. As a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the CNO is the principal naval adviser to the ...
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F-35 Arrivals Historic for Norway and NATO

A ceremony at Ørland Air Station today – the Royal Norwegian Air Force’s 73rd anniversary – will mark the arrival of the first three F-35 combat aircraft to Norway.  The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter is a 5th generation multi-role aircraft.  It represents one of the most important military procurements ever, ensuring that Norwegian Armed Forces ...
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Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff visits Norway

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph F. Dunford visited Oslo, Vealøs, and Værnes, Norway from September 17-20 at the invitation of his Norwegian counterpart, Chief of Defense Admiral Haakon Bruun-Hanssen. During the visit to Oslo, he had an audience with King Harald V of Norway and met with Norwegian Minister of Defense Ine Eriksen Søreide.  The ...
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U.S. Marines visit Hegra school

Earlier this month, students at Hegra Upper Secondary School welcomed a group of U.S. Marines to their classrooms. The Marines are part of the Marine Rotational Force Europe 17.1 who are currently deployed at Værnes, and they talked to 8th, 9th, and 10th grades about their Norwegian experience. The Marine Corps’ presence in Norway allows for ...
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