New Marine rotation arrives in Norway

The second rotation of American Marines has arrived in Norway, reports Marine Corps Times:

The Norwegian government has approved six-month rotations of about 300 Marines in Norway through 2018.

The Marines also store military equipment in caves near Trondheim, Norway, to make sure that a Marine Air-Ground Task Force has what it needs for cold weather training, crisis response or a humanitarian assistance mission, said 2nd Lt. Brett Lazaroff, a spokesman for U.S. Marine Corps Forces Europe & Africa.

The Norwegian policy differs greatly from neighboring Sweden, which at least officially insists on neutrality, and Denmark that still seems ambivalent to the new security dynamics in the region.

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