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Soldiers quit civil defense

More than 120 soldiers in Norway's civil defense force have resigned their posts, in protest over personnel issues in the military. The soldiers claim that...

Fighter jet price seems to soar

UPDATED: The Norwegian government's controversial but arguably predictable decision to buy new fighter jets from its most important ally, the US, has been hit...

More leaks test Nordic-US relations

A seemingly endless stream of revelations from US documents meant to be kept under wraps continues to stir questions and some bad feelings between...

Weapons exports explode

Norway has often played the role of international peacemaker, but the country has a major, partially state-owned weapons industry that clearly is profiting from...

Norwegian weapons sales skyrocket

Norway nurtures its image as a "peace nation," but its weapons industry is booming. Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK) reported Friday that weapons sales last year...

‘Unacceptable’ that soldiers are for hire

Defense Minister Grete Faremo says it's "unacceptable" for Norwegian military personnel to take part in private security operations, even when they're on holiday. It's...

US fighter jet delays ‘unfortunate’

The head of the Norwegian Parliament's foreign relations and defense committee said Tuesday it would be "unfortunate" if delivery of new fighter jets from...

Use of special forces in custody dispute sparks ‘diplomatic crisis’

A bitter custody dispute involving a Norwegian woman and her ex-husband, a former Moroccan sports star, led to the use of Norwegian special forces...

Soldiers want higher pay in Afghanistan

They volunteer to serve, and Norwegian soldiers who accept assignments in Afghanistan think they should get better rewards for the risks they take. They're...

Defense Minister: 'Bring NATO home'

New Norwegian Defense Minister Grete Faremo gave her first speech to a major military organization in Oslo Monday evening and her message was clear:...

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