In august, takes over the lieutenant-general Eirik Kristoffersen position as chief of staff after Haakon Bruun-Hanssen. The appointment has been well received. The government and the politicians think they've got a chief of staff who will make the best out of the frames that will be awarded. The military complex has been a leader with broad experience, also from war (Afghanistan). Kristofffersen is awarded the krigskorset with the sword, which is the highest military award in the Uk.Turn On the LydErrorAllerede plus customer? Log into herError DIED: A person is dead and another is seriously injured after akrobatfly belonging to the canadian air force crashed on Sunday. Images from CNN. Reporter Marte Nyløkken Helseth / Newspaper / TV. Show more
Simultaneously the chief of staff need solid marsjstøvler in the time to come. The defense of Norway has developed into an area where there is persistent conflict between trusselsituasjonen, the military tasks, the funding and the political will. It is not many weeks ago the government ruthlessly cut away nearly nine billion from forsvarssjefens recommended option in langtidsplanen for the defense. The government let away the only option that "meet the security challenges in a satisfactory manner", according to the presentation.Here is the Norwegian new chief
Now react the opposition. A political storkoalisjon which includes Ap, Sp, SV and Frp, is so dissatisfied with the government's proposal that it send it back. Common for these parties is that they believe the government's plan has so many and so great weaknesses that it is not suitable for negotiations. With the Fp on the team is the government put in matt. It lacks the majority of its defence policy.
This happening at the same time as coronakrisen has made deep inroads in government finances in the long run can threaten the financing of the armed forces both in Norway and in other NATO countries. The very sight of what is important preparedness is changing, and here appears also the climate crisis, terror and growing migration.
for all of the plans is an analysis of the threats against Norway. A recurrent theme is that Norway's security environment has changed, and that today they are characterized by greater seriousness and unpredictability. Not since the end of the cold war, Norway and our allies faced such a scope of contemporary security challenges - against the state, society and the individual, states the government's proposal for a long-term plan for the defence sector.
According to the government need to Norway the next few years move in a security-political landscape characterized by more direct competition and rivalry between the great powers that may quickly develop into confrontation. Thus the war. Russia continues to increase and modernize its military capability and capacity. This has resulted in that country's forces can attack quickly and almost without notice. The heaviest parts of this military power is located a few miles east of Kirkenes. At the same time builds NATO out its presence in the Arctic and exerts further north and east than before.
NATO longer united in a common threat assessment. In the Southern european countries are more concerned about conflicts in the middle East and migrasjonspresset of the Mediterranean sea. Most of these trends are bad news for Norway. The biggest concern relates to the prospect of allied support. According to an analysis from the Norwegian Defence research establishment (FI) is the dependence of the allies are increasing, at the same time as military support has been more uncertain. Norway's biggest challenge is "to reduce doubts about allied support, without at the same time to increase the voltage in the vicinity of our" it's called. the
In this situation says the current long-term plan that we need to strengthen the defence of Norway, to strengthen Nato's collective defence, contributing to international efforts (expertise) and develop a total defence. It is here that the arc breaks. All this should not only be achieved at the same time, but in parallel with investments in new technology and new material keeps on to blow up the budget framework for what a småstat can withstand. It is this issue, the opposition now approaching. the
Gap between threats, objectives, and funding is evident, but is not acknowledged by the government. The military void that the Uk leaves, are increasingly being filled by the united STATES, bl.a. by stationing of us troops and aircraft in Norway. The voltage increases in the high north while English sovereignty and freedom are weakened. The option is a stronger national defense within the NATO alliance and the reduction in the utenlandsoperasjonene. It will cost more than what we currently spend on defense, but it will also give the Uk greater security and preparedness.Shoots down admiralens drømmeforsvar
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