Showing posts with label Norway. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Norway. Show all posts

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Norway Thanked by Hagel

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel called the Norwegian Defense Minister on the phone to thank her for the contributions of Norway over the past 13 years in the ISAF mission in Afghanistan. In addition, Norway will contribute approximately 75 trainers and logisticians and other specialized experts to the Resolute Support mission to begin in Afghanistan in January 2015. Read more in "Hagel Thanks Norway's Defense Minister for Mission Contributions", DoD News, November 5, 2014.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Norway Pledges $110 Million in Annual Aid

The country of Norway, a long-time participant in the Afghan conflict and provider of foreign aid, has pledged $110 million for Afghanistan in 2015. The Norwegian Foreign Minister Borge Brende visited Afghanistan on Saturday and met with President Ghani, CEO Abdullah, and the acting foreign minister Zarar Ahmad Osmani. The money is for civilian and military aid. Source - "Norway pledges $110 million in annual aid to Afghanistan", Khaama Press, November 9, 2014.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Telemark Bataljonen - Norway Battalion Deployed to Afghanistan

There are over 42 nations with troops deployed to Afghanistan as part of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF).  One of the most dependable partners is Norway.  A recent blog post tells a little about Norway's Telemark Battalion now deployed in Afghanistan.  See "Telemark Bataljonen Til Valhall", SOFREP, February 14, 2012.

The Telemark Battalion is a mechanized infantry battalion with a history of many deployments to include Bosnia, Kosovo, Iraq, Afghanistan.

More info on the Norway Telemark Battalion can be found here: