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Norwegian General: The army in its current state cannot provide reliable protection for the country

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Over the past few days, major officials of the country's Ministry of Defense and representatives of the operational command managed to become one of the most media persons in Norway. Among them - the commander of the operational command of the Norwegian Armed Forces, Lieutenant General Rune Jacobsen.


Norwegian General: The army in its current state cannot provide reliable protection for the country


In connection with the well-known publication about the “appearance of Russian special forces on Norwegian territory”, representatives of the Norwegian law enforcement agencies asked journalists questions: “If so, how was it allowed?”

Rune Jacobsen decided to take the simplest path. According to him, today the Norwegian army is in a condition in which it "cannot provide reliable protection for their country." The general made this statement in an interview with VG.no.
Jacobsen:

The size and equipment of our troops is not enough to hold out even before the arrival of the allies. If we want to contribute to NATO’s defense capabilities and at the same time defend our borders, we will need to form another brigade.

According to the Norwegian general, today the paramount task for the command of the armed forces is to create the conditions under which the Norwegian troops could "hold out" until the arrival of the main allied forces.

What would happen if the allied forces did not have time, Jacobsen did not speak.

The general noted that today the Norwegian military has to contribute to the 13 of NATO’s foreign missions. At the same time, in an interview, Jacobsen made a statement, which boils down to an attempt to explain the "setbacks" by geographical location. According to the Scandinavian commander, the north of Norway is only a few tens of kilometers from the base of the Russian strategic forces, primarily underwater.

Jacobsen also once again stated that Russia “certainly wanted to demonstrate strength during NATO exercises in northern Europe.” Recall that we are talking about exercises, after which Russia was accused of allegedly intentionally distorting the GPS signal. They even tried to blame the accident on the frigate with the frigate Helge Ingstad, which sank after a collision with a civilian vessel. Subsequently, Oslo conducted an operation to lift this warship.

It is noteworthy that the theses expressed on the state of the army by Rune Jacobsen a few days ago were repeated in the Norwegian Ministry of Defense. The main message: "lack of forces and means to deter (apparently, Russian)."
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  1. Magic archer
    Magic archer 7 October 2019 18: 11
    +6
    Well, where are you going !? Why is this hysteria ??? I myself live in the north and periodically communicate with Finns and Norgs. Adequate people, I tell you! Finns are generally not, to say the least, happy with the EU. Too many restrictions. All border towns live on tourism. And the EU has been pushing for tougher visa regulations. Now the flow of tourists is falling. As a result, the Finns lose money. Namely, money is the priority of almost all Europeans, and they can count them request
    1. Kontrik
      Kontrik 7 October 2019 18: 18
      +6
      Most of the norgs in the mines stayed during World War II .. Then the Soviet troops came .. So the norgi presented us with such an account for damage to property. (For each tree and bullet hole .. Although there were no serious military operations with the Germans .. They just fled ! soldier
      I read the commandant’s memoirs, then we left (how he got out, this is a different story ..))) .. Well, they’re pushing snow, you won’t get snow from them in the winter, but ambition and possessiveness are freebies above the roof ..
      1. sabakina
        sabakina 7 October 2019 19: 25
        0
        Norway ... It is not an hour those who were once Vikings?
        1. Kontrik
          Kontrik 7 October 2019 19: 32
          +2
          Quote: sabakina
          Norway ... It is not an hour those who were once Vikings?

          Maybe they were, but now they have degenerated .. Vi Viacheslav what are you hinting at again?
          1. Thrall
            Thrall 7 October 2019 21: 55
            0
            But is it possible to buy Trump from Norway Greenland? smile
        2. basal
          basal 7 October 2019 20: 55
          0
          There were, were the Vikings))). The Viking Museum has opened in Stockholm. Last year visited. Solid styling, but interestingly, the Swedes know how. A typical Viking man 1,5m with a cap))). But the most interesting is a tour on a typewriter (Russian is available). I found out: one drunken Viking drank everything. He needed 3 barrels of silver. He equipped his drakkar with the team. And he went on the raid. Apparently he was really bad, but he got to Kiev and captured him ... !!! He took the silver and went home. But the forest robbers attacked and took everything away from the great warrior))))). Further laziness to describe, but he again somewhere looted something and through future Germany and France the ship was brought to the North Sea))))). And there was happiness to everyone))). Do not believe in this nonsense? You will be in Stockholm, go to the Viking Museum in Djurgarden
    2. Honest Citizen
      Honest Citizen 7 October 2019 20: 54
      -1
      The size and equipment of our troops is not enough to hold out even before the arrival of the allies.

      Will allies come? Knowing from the history of the behavior of the Yankes and Britons - oh, I'm afraid that they will only "morally" support, or they will stir up another "strange war".
      In general, the norgam is just a disaster, as unlucky. On them, the EU is rolling in all sorts of "newfangled" laws, including juvenile and other ...
      They were lucky - the north, there are few Arabera, and in general tin would be
      1. Chaldon48
        Chaldon48 7 October 2019 22: 45
        -1
        Who is interested in reading a book about Tour Heirdal aka "Mr. Kon Tik", the famous traveler and researchers, when reading this book, I was most interested in the place where he described his life during WWII. There are many interesting things that you will not find in textbooks, in particular about Norway.
  2. Lexus
    Lexus 7 October 2019 18: 11
    -1
    Norwegian General: The army in its current state cannot provide reliable protection for the country

    And ever could?
    1. SERGEY SERGEEVICS
      SERGEY SERGEEVICS 7 October 2019 18: 18
      +2
      Quote: lexus
      Norwegian General: The army in its current state cannot provide reliable protection for the country

      And ever could?

      No, during World War II, the north of the country, I asked for help from us so that we would free them from the Nazis. And we freed them.
      1. Lexus
        Lexus 7 October 2019 18: 28
        -2
        For which they received "gratitude" in the form of progressive Russophobic hysteria, a radar and a grouping of an adversary at his side.
  3. Vadim T.
    Vadim T. 7 October 2019 18: 20
    +1
    What is this? Norwegian fighters, for no reason at all, suddenly decided to declare publicly: "Dear fellow citizens! If anything, you have a kaput!" Most likely, this is the preparation of public opinion about the increase in military spending. And the Russian threat is the best scarecrow for well-fed Europeans. So the next part of the Marleson ballet is a message about the creation of new Norwegian units or an American military base.
  4. Mainbeam
    Mainbeam 7 October 2019 18: 23
    0
    We are talking about the exercises, after which Russia was accused of allegedly intentionally distorting the GPS signal. They even tried to blame the accident with the frigate Helge Ingstad on this “distortion”

    interestingly

    I remember a report from the arms exhibition in N. Tagil. Showed shooting "shilok". And in the report it was mentioned that all foreign counterparts that were waiting for their turn to perform were intensively causing interference at this time. Apparently, something similar is possible now with GPS. Where is the modern Anglo-Saxon army without GPS?
    1. asv363
      asv363 7 October 2019 18: 45
      0
      GPS jamming can often be found in the daily OSCE SMM reports in Ukraine. The GPS signal receivers on their UAVs are jammed by the 305th and 20th battalions of electronic warfare from the EF-controlled part of Donbass.
  5. Sergey39
    Sergey39 7 October 2019 18: 32
    -1
    They bred norgs like children.
  6. Azazelo
    Azazelo 7 October 2019 18: 37
    -1
    With drug addicts, fagots and stupid under the guidance of women genicologists ... yes, what are you Sun dreams simply !!!
  7. Olya Tsako
    Olya Tsako 7 October 2019 18: 37
    -2
    "Operational command of the Norwegian Armed Forces" already sounds like an anecdote.
    Given the glorious battle path of these aircraft during the 2nd World War.
  8. dvina71
    dvina71 7 October 2019 18: 38
    +1
    The dog in the photo is funny .. She has her own interest .. and she is obviously overweight ..
    1. Thunderbolt
      Thunderbolt 7 October 2019 18: 53
      -2
      Desperate Norgs throw all resources to confront the Russians. As you can see, even pregnant dogs are used.
  9. rocket757
    rocket757 7 October 2019 18: 45
    0
    And I liked the performance of their comedians. More realistic than the statements of their brave warriors!
    About a white scarf, as a mandatory attribute of a form, a special phrase in Russian, like it isn’t ... normal, about reserved rooms at a hotel in a neighboring country! An objective assessment, albeit with humor.
  10. tihonmarine
    tihonmarine 7 October 2019 19: 05
    +1
    According to the Scandinavian commander, the north of Norway is only a few tens of kilometers from the base of the Russian strategic forces, primarily underwater
    . How much I traveled around Norway, wherever I was, even in small villages and everywhere I saw only good people, beautiful sailors and fearless fishermen, but that’s why the Norwegians are not lucky with government officials who want to pit our peoples. Or maybe all these bored boys do not remember the stories of their fathers and grandfathers, how, together with the Russians, they fought against German fascism and liberated Norway, how our prisoners of war helped, or did it go away from their memory?
  11. Karabas
    Karabas 7 October 2019 19: 10
    0
    The main message is: "lack of forces and means to contain (apparently, the Russians)."

    Maybe they get a loan, they will accumulate points laughing
    1. Terenin
      Terenin 7 October 2019 22: 50
      0
      Quote: Karabas
      The main message is: "lack of forces and means to contain (apparently, the Russians)."

      Maybe they get a loan, they will accumulate points laughing

      Judging by their "main message", while they are accumulating forces, they have only one way out, this is to conclude an agreement on the protection of the Norwegian army with the Federal Service of the National Guard of Russia yes
  12. bars1
    bars1 7 October 2019 19: 19
    0
    The Vikings would know about their descendants ...
    1. cniza
      cniza 7 October 2019 21: 07
      -1
      And who were the Vikings who lived by robbery of other peoples and away from their territories.
      1. bars1
        bars1 8 October 2019 00: 12
        -2
        Firstly, cool warriors.
  13. Non liberoid Russian
    Non liberoid Russian 7 October 2019 19: 23
    0
    the first threat in the world is Europeans and the United States .... basically the struggle in the world is no longer for human resources and land, namely resources, mineral, energy ... the question is, what for Russia attack someone and for the sake of which, all above listed in the country, and so in abundance, we ourselves would be able to master ... all the latest wars and conflicts - these poits did not divide totems, racially and because of resources, and most of them were unleashed by NATO clowns ... but they are afraid of Russia, which they basically too tough, and it can pile so that a couple of centuries in stone caves by lot will eat each other
  14. Military77
    Military77 7 October 2019 19: 28
    +1
    The general made this statement in an interview with VG.no

    Instead of a point, insert OV and there will be an exact definition of the state of the general.
  15. Vkd dvk
    Vkd dvk 7 October 2019 20: 43
    -1
    Interestingly, when did the Norwegian army defend itself reliably? You can not specify the years, at least centuries ....
    1. voyaka uh
      voyaka uh 7 October 2019 22: 51
      -4
      Norway separated from Sweden and Denmark only in 1905.
      Before that there was an alliance of these three states with a common army.
  16. Vkd dvk
    Vkd dvk 7 October 2019 20: 46
    0
    Quote: bars1
    The Vikings would know about their descendants ...

    The Vikings were masters of plunder. But here is to protect their homes, land, villages (they had no cities) ....
    There were no people who wanted to conquer their latrines. So there were no captures.
    1. cniza
      cniza 7 October 2019 21: 05
      -1
      Nobody came to them with the war ...
    2. dvina71
      dvina71 7 October 2019 21: 43
      +2
      Quote: Vkd dvk

      Vikings were masters to rob

      In fact, they rolled out the Anglo-Saxons on their island, and even for some time ruled there .. I'm not talking about the geographical discoveries of the Vikings. In fact, the whole history of Europe in the post-Roman times - robberies and seizure of power and the Vikings were not alone in this. But they left a mark in the history of mankind very significant.
  17. Vkd dvk
    Vkd dvk 7 October 2019 20: 51
    0
    Quote: tihonmarine
    According to the Scandinavian commander, the north of Norway is only a few tens of kilometers from the base of the Russian strategic forces, primarily underwater
    . How much I traveled around Norway, wherever I was, even in small villages and everywhere I saw only good people, beautiful sailors and fearless fishermen, but that’s why the Norwegians are not lucky with government officials who want to pit our peoples. Or maybe all these bored boys do not remember the stories of their fathers and grandfathers, how, together with the Russians, they fought against German fascism and liberated Norway, how our prisoners of war helped, or did it go away from their memory?

    This is because they went to bed in a couple of weeks, and they did not have their own Moscow, Stalingrad, Kursk. From here, the memory is short. If they had lost every fourth, like the Belarusians, they would have burned a couple of Khatyn ...
  18. cniza
    cniza 7 October 2019 21: 04
    +2
    “The size and equipment of our troops is not enough to hold out even before the arrival of the allies.


    Super, the army’s task is to wait for the allies, let them save us for us ...
  19. Shuttle
    Shuttle 7 October 2019 21: 24
    0
    And in my opinion they are not afraid of our special forces in real life, but refugees from Ukraine. Our special forces have been waiting and waiting for the eighth decade, but he does not go. But from our neighbors, it’s quite possible for their reasons, the crowds of immigrants if there really is bombing. Enough for all of Europe.
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  21. Ratmir_Ryazan
    Ratmir_Ryazan 7 October 2019 22: 03
    0
    The hypocritical liar is this Norwegian general.

    The whole problem for Norway is that oil and gas production is being depleted, and you can only drill in the north of Norway at sea in the Spitsbergen area, but the island has a special status there, Russia also has the right to extract resources.

    Here the Norwegians are panicking. And they intensified in this direction after they had to print out their oil fund this year. Campaign affairs are not as good as they seem.
  22. gvozdan
    gvozdan 7 October 2019 22: 28
    0
    Someone is breaking right toward them. They would sit quietly and not shine
  23. Vkd dvk
    Vkd dvk 7 October 2019 22: 36
    0
    Quote: Ratmir_Ryazan
    The hypocritical liar is this Norwegian general.

    The whole problem for Norway is that oil and gas production is being depleted, and you can only drill in the north of Norway at sea in the Spitsbergen area, but the island has a special status there, Russia also has the right to extract resources.

    Here the Norwegians are panicking. And they intensified in this direction after they had to print out their oil fund this year. Campaign affairs are not as good as they seem.
    Your information is incorrect. Spitsbergen (Svalbard on all maps of the world) belongs to Norway. In 1931 we bought a deposit there and, on the basis of a NON-STATE concession, we extract coal there. "Arktikugol". The city of Barentsburg and the village of Pyramida. In the 80s, 1,5 thousand Soviet lived in Barentsburg, 1,2 thousand in Pyramid. Arktikugol had its own money. Papers the size of a matchstick in the colors of the money at that time. Ryzhik, green three-ruble note, blue five ... The head of the department ran the entire household. No police, no Soviet authorities. if anyone plays pranks, such as vigilantes in the monkey house and in the morning at his expense to the continent. Airport in the Norwegian village of Longyearbyen. And several cargo ships from Arkhangelsk and Murmansk. They took the coal. Two tourist boat trips per year.
    The bear somehow terrorized the pyramid. Nobody has weapons there, they have no right, they called the Norwegian hunter. He put things in order.
    1. Ratmir_Ryazan
      Ratmir_Ryazan 8 October 2019 01: 13
      0
      Kvass is not correct information. Spitsbergen (Svalbard on all maps of the world) belongs to Norway.


      This is your incorrect information.

      In 1947, the Norwegian parliament recognized in a resolution of February 15, 1947 that the USSR was a state that, along with Norway, had rights to the Svalbard archipelago.

      The fact that Russia is the legal successor of the USSR, I hope you are in the know.

      Russian citizens do not need a visa to visit Svalbard.
  24. Vkd dvk
    Vkd dvk 8 October 2019 00: 00
    0
    Quote: voyaka uh
    Norway separated from Sweden and Denmark only in 1905.
    Before that there was an alliance of these three states with a common army.

    And?
  25. aszzz888
    aszzz888 8 October 2019 01: 41
    0

    Rune Jacobsen decided to take the simplest path. According to him, today the Norwegian army is in such a condition in which she "cannot provide reliable protection for their country."

    And when the norgs were not" in such" condition? laughing wassat laughing
  26. Kerensky
    Kerensky 8 October 2019 03: 12
    0
    They have a very specific TWD. Hence the doctrine - to crumble into small groups and harm in communications, waiting for the approach of the Allies.
  27. YOUR
    YOUR 8 October 2019 03: 32
    0
    And when the Norwegian army could ensure the integrity of the country.
  28. MrRudderman
    MrRudderman 8 October 2019 04: 23
    -1
    And after sunset, the village of Cherkasovo was proclaimed
    capital, there was taken prisoner, and there
    improvised congress of winners. All speakers were in
    the flap is drunk, everyone ground the same thing: Maximilian Robespierre,
    Oliver Cromwell, Sonya Perovskaya, Vera Zasulich, punitive
    detachments from Petushki, the war with Norway, and again Sonya Perovskaya and
    Vera Zasulich ...
    They shouted from the audience: "Where is this - Norway?" "And who is her
    knows where! - answered from another place. - the devil is on the puffs,
    at the beard on the wedge! "" But wherever she is, - I soothed the noise, -
    we cannot do without intervention. To restore the economy,
    destroyed by war, you must first destroy it, but for this
    need a civil war or at least some war
    at least twelve fronts ".." White Poles are needed! "- shouted
    stale Tikhonov. "oh,! - I interrupted him, - forever you
    blurt out! You are a brilliant theoretician, Vadim, we have nailed your theses to
    to our hearts - but when it comes to business, you are shit-shit! Well
    Why do you, fool, White Poles? ".." But I really argue! -
    Tikhonov surrendered. - As if I need them more than you!
    Norway so Norway ... "
    In a hurry and excitement, everyone somehow forgot that she was already twenty
    years of membership in NATO, and Vladik Ts-sky had already fled to Larionovsky
    post office with a pack of cards and letters. One letter was addressed
    King of Norway Ulaf, with declaration of war and notification of
    delivery. No one slept that night. Enthusiasm seized everyone
    looked into the sky, waiting for the Norwegian bombs, the opening of shops and
    interventions
  29. Aliken
    Aliken 8 October 2019 08: 02
    0
    Even the US Army is not able to reliably defend its country.
  30. Vkd dvk
    Vkd dvk 8 October 2019 12: 26
    0
    Quote: Ratmir_Ryazan
    Kvass is not correct information. Spitsbergen (Svalbard on all maps of the world) belongs to Norway.


    This is your incorrect information.

    In 1947, the Norwegian parliament recognized in a resolution of February 15, 1947 that the USSR was a state that, along with Norway, had rights to the Svalbard archipelago.

    The fact that Russia is the legal successor of the USSR, I hope you are in the know.

    Russian citizens do not need a visa to visit Svalbard.







    I was lucky to be there. And you should not have corrected what you know only from books.
  31. Vkd dvk
    Vkd dvk 8 October 2019 12: 41
    0
    Quote: Ratmir_Ryazan
    Kvass is not correct information. Spitsbergen (Svalbard on all maps of the world) belongs to Norway.


    This is your incorrect information.

    In 1947, the Norwegian parliament recognized in a resolution of February 15, 1947 that the USSR was a state that, along with Norway, had rights to the Svalbard archipelago.

    The fact that Russia is the legal successor of the USSR, I hope you are in the know.

    Russian citizens do not need a visa to visit Svalbard.

    In April 1949, Norway joined NATO, and as a result, the archipelago was included in its zone of influence. This means allowing the North Atlantic Alliance forces under US command to conduct military activities in the area of ​​these islands at the discretion of that command. Such actions by the Norwegian government are in clear contradiction with the multilateral Paris Treaty of Svalbard of February 9, 1920. ”2

    Norway in 1976 established a 200-mile economic zone, including around the Spitsbergen archipelago, which formally does not agree with Art. 2 of the Agreement. In 1977, a royal decree was passed regarding a 200-mile wide fishing area around Svalbard.

    Russia, as the assignee of the USSR, has the right to develop mineral resources there IN THE BOUNDARIES of the acquired territory, namely, these are two coal deposits, and, after running out of reserves, it will be obliged to leave there.
    That is why, we mothballed one deposit in the Pyramid, and are developing another, on a rental basis. This provides the opportunity to stay there for a long time, in the framework of contracts.
    During the Great Patriotic War, we had the right to be in the waters of Spitsbergen, and the Germans did not have the right to persecute the Norwegians for this. Norway was not at war with us, and therefore the agreements worked with them.
  32. Vkd dvk
    Vkd dvk 8 October 2019 13: 20
    0
    Quote: Thrall
    But is it possible to buy Trump from Norway Greenland? smile

    Who owns the island of Greenland. Unlike Antarctica, whose land is neutral, Greenland is the autonomy of Denmark. Until 1536, the island belonged to Norway.
  33. pafegosoff
    pafegosoff 8 October 2019 16: 59
    0
    Nafig us your rotten herring!
    Right now, it’s not enough for the Norwegians to die with one brigade, you need to immediately - two! After all, if there are two brigades, then there will be twice as many generals ... Here it is, Norwegian happiness: not the death of a tactical warhead in a nuclear explosion, but rather positions, ranks ... and, of course, a comfortable corner in the best atomic shelter! It’s worth fighting for it!
  34. Rzzz
    Rzzz 8 October 2019 22: 20
    0
    Oh, these Russians! They distorted the GPS signal for the frigate, but did not distort the signal for the tanker and heaps of other ships!
    They probably have some kind of supertechnology, it’s better to give up right away.
  35. PavelT
    PavelT 8 October 2019 23: 51
    0
    Quote: Kontrik
    So the norgi presented us with such an account for damage to property. (For each tree and bullet hole

    Who specifically, when and to whom made such claims? The specifics, please.
    This would be a unique case in the history of wars, when claims are made against someone who liberated the occupied territory by force and gave it to the victims for free.
  36. PavelT
    PavelT 8 October 2019 23: 55
    0
    Quote: dvina71
    The dog in the photo is funny .. She has her own interest .. and she is obviously overweight ..

    She looks like she wants to say: "How they all gored me ... if anything - I'm not with them!"
  37. geologist
    geologist 23 October 2019 08: 13
    0
    They have nowhere to get money from oil speculation. Instead of building Shanghai or Singapore, to invite a couple of tens of millions from around the world to their permanent residence, they are waiting for something there. Oil will run out and again there will be a large village.