Carter praises Norwegian long-term plan

U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton CarterOslo.Press conference with the U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter.Photo : Terje Pedersen / NTB scanpix

US  Secretary  of Defense Ashton Carter says he is impressed by the Norwegian Long-Term Plan for the Armed Forces, and says Norway can count on the help from the United States in the event of a threat from Russia.

I have read the plan “from cover to cover,”  Carter said in an interview with newspaper VG when he was at a defense minister meeting in Norway earlier this month.

He was visiting because of changes in the security environment, changes which include hybrid warfare and cyber threats.

– We have to make plans, allocate resources, and do what it takes to be ready.

Technology and modernization plays an important part in this. Norway has a plan to do all of this, through its long-term plan for defense. It is impressive, he says, adding that Norway, like other NATO countries need to use two percent of their GDP on defense.


Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today