ISSUES & TRENDS
The head of the Norwegian Navy highlighted the importance of the new air platforms, and the new submarines and the need to effectively integrate the data provided by those platforms as well as crafting and evolving the C2 necessary to leverage an integrated air-sea force.
Relying on the PRC’s best efforts to constrain DPRK, if they are willing, will not deliver “Peace for our time.”
Perhaps the challenge is to be found elsewhere in history — is the North Korean case the functional equivalent to the Spanish Civil War for the Beijing government?
The Changing Norwegian Strategic Environment: The Perspective of the Norwegian Defense Minister (Updated)
Norway is in an especially interesting and perhaps precarious situation or put another way is at the crossroads of 21st century history.
"We have to take Northern European defense seriously in the wake of Russian actions, capabilities and unpredictability"