U.S. Military to Build Facilities in Norway

Norwegian parliament must approve agreement.

On Friday, the U.S. government and Norway signed an agreement that will let the United States build military facilities at three Norwegian airfields and one naval base.

“The agreement regulates and facilitates U.S. presence, training and exercises in Norway, thus facilitating rapid U.S. reinforcement of Norway in the event of crisis or war,” the government said.

“Our cooperation with our allies is under continuous development. The agreement reaffirms Norway’s close relationship with the U.S. and confirms Norway’s key position on the northern flank of NATO,” Foreign Minister Ine Eriksen Soereide said. The agreement must still receive approval from Norway’s parliament.

Norway shares a short Arctic border with Russia.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For the officials of both the U.S. and Norway as these allies implement the agreement for America’s military to have facilities on Norwegian soil.
  • For discernment for U.S. diplomats and military leaders as tensions between NATO and Russia increase.

Sources: Reuters, U.S. News & World Report


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