Last week, HNN Editor-in-Chief Arne O. Holm wrote about the conflict between Tromsø municipality and the Norwegian Ministry of Defense.
The situation is still deadlocked. The MoD wants to let the American armed forces use Tønsnes port outside Tromsø as a docking station for nuclear subs. Tromsø municipality objects and does not want to become a bomb target.
“There is clearly a failure in civilian-military cooperation here”, says Professor Gunhild Hoogensen Gjørv at the University of Tromsø.
The U.S. Army has now announced that it can no longer spend resources on its role as world police when the situation in the Arctic requires it to look towards its own High North.
At the same time, there are reports that the American navy sails in the Barents Sea for the third time this year.
Those who are shut out
The Corona pandemic continues to leave its mark. In his commentary this Friday, our Editor-in-Chief Arne O. Holm points to the consequences of immigration coming to a halt since the outbreak in March.
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All the best for the coming week!
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