NATO Begins "Joint Viking 2017" Exercise in Norway, 160 Miles From Russian Border

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NATO Begins "Joint Viking 2017" Exercise in Norway, 160 Miles From Russian Border

Post by Navarro » Tue Mar 07, 2017 11:07 am

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"A total of 8,000 NATO soldiers have been deployed to the Finnmark region of northern Norway, 160-300 km from the Russian border, for a series of joint military exercises ... expected to last until March 15 ... A total of 8,000 troops are taking part, including 700 soldiers from the US Marine Corps, US Army and the British Royal Marines, which have been integrated into Norwegian units"
https://www.rt.com/news/379641-8000-nat ... ia-norway/

"Exercise Joint Viking, an exercise which brings together reconnaissance, infantry, armor and artillery assets for a NATO joint and combined arms exercise, simulating high-intensity warfare in challenging artic conditions ... Exercise Joint Viking takes place over an exceptionally large geographic area, with a maneuver area covering more than two-hundred square kilometers of forested and mountainous terrain. 'Looking to the future, we don't want to wait until we are having to operate together in a combat environment to learn how to integrate and be effective. Joint Viking is a unique opportunity to conduct maneuver operations over an extremely large maneuver space in a multi-national setting.' said Huens."
https://www.army.mil/article/183483/joi ... tic_circle

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