NATO-member Norway wants to double US troops near Russia | News | DW


NATO member Norway has said it will ask Washington to send 700 US Marines to its northern region, compared to 330 on “rotation” since early last year.

Oslo’s announcement followed a call on Friday by nine nations along NATO’s eastern flank, including Estonia, Poland and Romania, for a stronger alliance presence.

NATO has bolstered its defenses in Central and Eastern Europe in response to growing fears, following Moscow’s annexation of Crimea in 2014.

Oslo’s request coincided Tuesday with its filing of a legal challenge to the US tariffs on steel and aluminum at the Geneva-based World…



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