German forces land in Norway for major NATO exercises

Colonel Eystein Kvarving, chief spokesman at the Norwegian Armed Forces Headquarters media centre (L), Norwegian Justice Minister Tor Mikkel Wara (2nd R) and Defense Minister Frank Bakke-Jensen chat with German lieutenant Nikolaus Berghammer after German military equipment was unloaded at Fredrikstad, Norway, September 7, 2018. Some 40,000 soldiers from more than 30 countries will take part in NATO's "Trident Juncture" military exercise. REUTERS/Gwladys Fouche

FREDRIKSTAD, Norway (Reuters) – German troops and vehicles arrived in Norway on Friday for the largest exercise on NATO’s northern flank since the Cold War – a sign that the alliance wants to sharpen its defences against Russia after years of cuts and far-flung combat missions. Russia said last week that it plans to hold […]

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