April 4, 2014

The Arctic Norwegian Juggernaut

Robert Smol, National Post


Norway, a country with five million people —one-seventh our population, fewer than Greater Toronto — has established a permanent, professional boots-in-the-snow presence in the Arctic, letting the world know that they are present, poised and prepared to stand and defend its own territory first and foremost before any outside help arrives.

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TAGGED: Arctic, Canada, Norway


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