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Sun Nov 3, 2019, 10:45 AM

In A Remote Arctic Outpost, Norway Keeps Watch On Russia's Military Buildup

From NPR. Interesting read.

There's good reason recently to keep a line of sight on Russia, whose sheer land mass overwhelms the seven other Arctic nations. Warming temperatures are opening up shipping lanes and uncovering the polar region's abundant natural resources. And now several nations are engaging in a military buildup of the Arctic. Russia is upgrading its military capabilities with new fighter jets and navy vessels, and its submarines are pushing farther into the North Atlantic. Norwegian military officials say Russia is also carrying out cruise missile tests and live-fire military exercises. That is forcing its neighbor, Norway, and other NATO members to rethink their military strategy in the region.

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Nilsen says Russia's buildup is due in part to its deteriorated trust with the West and to protecting military assets in the High North, including its natural resources. Ninety percent of Russia's natural gas exports come from Yamal Peninsula in the Arctic.

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"The operations in the Ukraine was kind of a game-changer for NATO and for us," he says. "The security situation in the world has definitely changed; we are more or less back where we were before the fall of the wall."

https://www.npr.org/2019/11/03/775155057/in-a-remote-arctic-outpost-norway-keeps-watch-on-russias-military-buildup

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Sun Nov 3, 2019, 10:50 AM

1. Putin wants to claim the Arctic as new territory for his empire.

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Sun Nov 3, 2019, 11:22 AM

2. Hope they are also monitoring the "domestic" situations that breed problems...


They grow up "undercover" and first thing you know, unless the nation is vigilant, the monster's got a base and "legal" power and control in spite of any form of government's in place...and soon corrupted and subverted. Sound familiar?

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/norway/9206108/Anders-Behring-Breivik-the-boy-next-door-turned-serial-killer.html

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