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Watch: Norway’s Chief of Defense on the Changing Arctic Climate and Security

Squadron arriving back at the Royal Norwegian Air Force Base Bardufoss, Norway in heavy snow after conducting an Arctic flying training sortie. Royal Navy

Squadron arriving back at the Royal Norwegian Air Force Base Bardufoss, Norway in heavy snow after conducting an Arctic flying training sortie. Royal Navy

Defense News’ Vago Muradian sat down with Norway’s chief of defense, Adm. Haakon Bruun-Hansen, to discuss how the changing climate in the Arctic is impacting strategic decisions, and the growing importance of conflict prevention. Adm. Bruun-Hansen emphasized that climate change is playing a significant role in shaping relations with, among other nations, Russia, and that it will continue to factor into operations in the high north.

The full interview, here, is worth a watch.


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