Russia TV Promoting Nuclear War Drills as U.S. Deploys Troops to Norway
While Russia enhances Cold War-era Soviet Union survival measures, nearly 330 American Marines prepare to deploy to Norway in January, boosting the U.S. military footprint in Europe, reportedlymarking the first time a foreign military has been posted in the European country since World War II amid heightened tensions between Washington and Moscow.
Earlier this year, the Army announced plans to boost its presence by deploying armored brigade combat teams into Europe in early 2017. The Marines noted a presence in Norway would boost NATO’s ability to “rapidly aggregate and employ forces in Northern Europe.”
Norway shares a 122-mile-long border with Russia in the Arctic. U.S. troops will be stationed at a base in central Norway that is about 600 miles from that border and elsewhere in the European country, according to the Norwegian Defense Ministry, which officially announced the deployment Monday. – READ MORE