Norway approves land defence proposal

13 December 2017

The Norwegian government has approved a new land defence proposal, building on a long-term plan first released in June 2016 that led to an increase in defence spending and a commitment to strengthening the armed forces.

In October 2017, the Oslo government revealed a plan to develop its army and homeland security agencies, which was subsequently discussed by the foreign and defence committee, and debated by the Storting (Parliament) on 5 December, when it was approved by the majority.

The Ministry of Defence describes the 2016 long-term plan as a “major commitment to the armed forces”, claiming that the land power proposal built on this, providing a comprehensive plan for the armed forces.

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