Norway Military Forces Warn of Damage by War Drill

The Armed Forces of Norway warned today of collateral damage during the next military exercises of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), described as the biggest in the country”s history.
Military newspaper Forum Forsvarets indicated possible effects on farm lands, forests, roads, energy facilities and telecommunications, automobiles and animals.

The NATO drill, called Trident Juncture, will be carried out from October 25 to November 7, in seven counties of the country and will involve 40 thousand soldiers of 30 countries, as well as 70 ships and 130 airplanes.

According to the officer of the environment of the Norwegian Armed Forces, Marianne Bo, they work since 2016 to minimize the colateral damages and informed all participants where they can or cannot move.

However, the farmer of Hedmark WErling Aas-Eng, considers difficult to imagine no damage will occur because in this time of the year, the soil is still not frozen and there are also many countries participating, reason why communication can be inadequate.

According to press reports, during the previous exercises of comparable size, Norwegian farmers felt damages from NATO tanks valued in dozens of thousands of krones.

This northern country, together with another 13 nations, founded NATO on April 4 of 1949, whose present Secretary General, Jens Stoltenberg is a Norwegian economist and politician.

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