‘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 becoming more clear, however, that such freelance activity through “informal networks of colleagues” is nothing new. The question is whether Faremo can stop or even control it. Faremo and her own […]

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 the US is further delayed. US Defense Secretary Robert Gates is withholding funding for the jets, because of problems with their development. Norwegian Defense Minister Grete Faremo visited Gates just last […]