Norway, NORDEFCO and Shaping a Way Ahead with the Nordics

By Robbin Laird

As Norway looks to its defense transformation and working out ways to work more effectively with its allies in extended defense and deterrence, it faces change in Europe associated with significant dynamics of change in Europe from Brexit to Catalonia.

At the same time, the US is dealing with the Middle East as well as the Koreas as President Trump and his team sort through shaping a way ahead for the US and its allies in dealing with the threats of weapons of mass destruction.

There is much uncertainty in the strategic environment on the allied and on the side of the threat envelope for Norway as well.

In such a context, it is not surprising that the Nordics are working ways to collaborate more effectively in the defense of their region.

One way to do this is the cross-border training they are engaged in with Sweden and Finland.

Here squadrons from Norway, Sweden and Finland work together every week on cross-border training activities.


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