Cold Response NATO exercises canceled due to coronavirus in Norway

Cold Response NATO exercises canceled due to coronavirus in Norway

The Norwegian Ministry of Defense has decided to cancel the Cold Response exercises amid the threat of coronavirus infection. This was written by The Defense Post, citing a message from the Norwegian Army operations training center.


According to the head of the center, Rune Jacobsen, a decision was made to cancel the exercises, in which 15 thousand NATO troops were to take part. According to him, the Norwegian public health amid the spread of coronavirus will already have many problems, so there is no need to "hang them on the neck" with an army.

Coronavirus is out of control. We prefer to maintain the combat effectiveness of our troops in order to be able to support society in turbulent times now.

- added Jacobsen.

It was previously reported that the Cold Response exercises were supposed to take place from March 12 to March 18 of this year. Up to 15 thousand military personnel from a dozen NATO countries and alliance partners, including the United States, France, Germany, Great Britain, Belgium and Sweden, were to take part in them. The main purpose of these exercises is to test the readiness of NATO troops for "intense clashes in difficult winter conditions."

The publication notes that the decision was made against the background of the detection of a coronavirus in a member of the Norwegian Armed Forces last week. Although this is the only case of infection in the Norwegian army, 240 troops from the same unit where the patient served were quarantined. On the "citizen" things are worse, they have already recorded 192 infected Norwegians.

At the same time, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg confirmed that the alliance does not intend to cancel the large-scale Defender 2020 exercises on the transfer of US troops to Europe. The Pentagon itself has already announced a reduction in the number of troops who will take part in these maneuvers.
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  1. Ka-52 13 March 2020 13: 37 New
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    that’s how bacteriological weapons work — the army loses combat effectiveness without firing a single shot.
  2. Well done 13 March 2020 13: 38 New
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    At the same time, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg confirmed that the alliance does not intend to cancel the large-scale Defender 2020 exercises on the transfer of American troops to Europe.

    Let's hit the road! Non-combat losses are provided.
    1. rocket757 13 March 2020 13: 45 New
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      Quote: Welldone
      Let's hit the road! Non-combat losses are provided.

      no, no, there the most important ones in the most, most risk group will turn out to be! for them this is an unacceptable option.
      Do not depict all the teachings / maneuvers of the Martians \ astronauts.
      1. Ross xnumx 13 March 2020 14: 38 New
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        At the same time, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg confirmed that the alliance does not intend to cancel the large-scale Defender 2020 exercises on the transfer of American troops to Europe.

        It will be interesting to see the results of the “battles” of NATO troops and the coronavirus.
        1. rocket757 13 March 2020 14: 48 New
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          VIRUS has already won ... the main enemy forces are not going to appear on the battlefield, they have ... ifluence! It remains for him to finish off disparate, demoralized, non-combatant groups that do not have time to wash off and get caught in a lump, a lump!
          So sho war will not be beating .......
          1. Terenin 14 March 2020 00: 28 New
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            Quote: rocket757
            they have ... ifluence!

            laughing INFLUENCE! This is a "wand" crying
            1. rocket757 14 March 2020 08: 41 New
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              Wand, wand, although the effect is no worse than a club so specific! am
              1. Terenin 14 March 2020 10: 03 New
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                Quote: rocket757
                Wand, wand, although the effect is no worse than a club so specific! am

                Yeah, "terrible thing!" negative
  3. Vyacheslav p 13 March 2020 13: 39 New
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    Themselves muddied the virus themselves paid)
    1. Aleksandr21 13 March 2020 13: 49 New
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      Quote: Vyacheslav P
      Themselves muddied the virus themselves paid)


      Do you think they have no sense of self-preservation? No one in their right mind would release such a virus, either there really was a SARS mutation in their natural habitat, or someone made a mistake and the virus went free to take a walk ... given that the virus mainly kills elderly people, then for the strong this world is a very dangerous thing, if you delve into the theory of conspiracy. By the way, it is not known what losses the US economy will suffer from this virus, given the close connection between the US and China. And this is not to mention America itself, the virus knows no boundaries (s)
      1. YOUR 13 March 2020 14: 45 New
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        They are beginning to panic. In 11 states, classes in schools and universities were canceled, mass crowds were banned. In general, something strange is happening in the world. Just read the news about where and what was canceled, closed, banned. In Israel, Purim was canceled altogether, which was never canceled and doctors were forbidden to leave the country; for foreigners, entry into the country was closed. And we are also taking measures, so in Moscow the construction of a hospital for patients with coronavirus has begun. Sobyanin already allocated 43 hectares 30 km from the Moscow Ring Road.
        And most importantly, there is still no vaccine and the ability to determine the disease at the initial stage.
        It is bad that the initial period proceeds like an ordinary cold, if you do not immediately begin any treatment, it suddenly turns into pneumonia and ......
        1. marshes 13 March 2020 14: 57 New
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          And most importantly, there is still no vaccine and the ability to determine the disease at the initial stage.

          There are quick tests and they are quite effective, by the way they are made in Russia.
          1. YOUR 13 March 2020 15: 02 New
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            You can link to this material. I haven’t found it anywhere. And by the way, in pharmacies and friends of doctors I asked, all eyes are raised to the sky. And at airports, the main principle was the survey where it was, measuring the temperature and quarantine without talking if a person came from infected areas.
            Well and more. If there really are such rapid tests, then for our pharmaceuticals a boom. The flow abroad will go no worse than oil.
            1. marshes 13 March 2020 15: 09 New
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              Quote: YOUR
              You can link to this material.

              I can’t give you a link now, because tests were brought to Kazakhstan from Kazakhstan in early February, as well as samples were received from China for special laboratories.
              But today on the tablet I read that we already used 5 thousand, the tablet is not connected with the laptop. It's hard to search.
              1. YOUR 14 March 2020 02: 17 New
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                Climbed over the Internet, it seems that we really did some tests, and now hundreds of thousands of things are sent to countries included in the concept of "friends" - Iran, S. Korea. In our places they don’t know anything about this. I already wrote that I specifically asked and apparently I am not alone.
        2. AU Ivanov. 13 March 2020 15: 40 New
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          Viral infection is not treated. Hope only for immunity. A complication in the form of pneumonia is an extreme case, it will most likely cost sinusitis or bronchitis. Or no complications at all (75%)
      2. 7,62h54 13 March 2020 15: 52 New
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        In the United States, more than 12000 people died from seasonal flu. Some posthumous tests revealed the presence of coronavirus. The flu epidemic started in the USA earlier than in China. And now the Ministry of Health of the People's Republic of China asks whether this is the flu, and when was it brought to China?
    2. Ross xnumx 13 March 2020 14: 52 New
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      There is a controversial question: who "muddied". One thing is undoubtedly noteworthy - with the advent of secret Pentagon biological laboratories in different parts of the world, the mutation time is suspiciously reduced. And the famous scientists, who shocked the world with the Nobel Prizes, are constantly in a state of impotence, in a stupor in front of small bacteria of an incomprehensible form.
      I read somewhere about the "weakened" virus, which enterprising people gladly rewarded groups of other, less agile, trial version of the pandemic.
      In confirmation of my words, I can also say that I am very surprised at how lustfully Western gentlemen look at staged chemical attacks in Syria, and after that they destroy innocent soldiers of the Syrian army with a “clear” conscience and calm.
      The villains cannot be reborn into angels. And China could very well become a guinea pig. No one was punished for the opium war unleashed on Chinese territory.
      1. marshes 13 March 2020 15: 24 New
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        The villains cannot be reborn into angels. And China could very well become a guinea pig. No one was punished for the opium war unleashed on Chinese territory.

        And China has a special lab just in Wuhan.
        Yes, and the Chinese themselves scatter across the line of others and eat whatever is horrible, and even spoil where they have to.
        Already how many infections from China came out.
  4. Mouse 13 March 2020 13: 42 New
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    Something coronavirus is mowing the west ... the sight went astray? laughing
    1. marshes 13 March 2020 14: 16 New
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      Quote: Mouse
      Something coronavirus is mowing the west ... the sight went astray?

      The Chinese around the world rummage.
    2. Crimean partisan 1974 13 March 2020 20: 21 New
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      Something coronavirus is mowing the west ... the sight has gone astray? .... the orientation has gone astray, two dads or two mothers ... equal to the coronavirus. Well, there’s still swine flu. chicken .... in short conaby on the way
  5. rocket757 13 March 2020 13: 43 New
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    already wrote ... everything is logical, large commanders, from a certain age, it is better to sit in their bungalows and crawl out ne ... they will be more whole.
    1. dzvero 13 March 2020 14: 45 New
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      Regiments will be commanded by lieutenants, brigades - starleys, divisions - captains. and thirty-year-old majors are armies smile Though a smiley face, it’s not a joke - at the last NATO summit, the generals caught the virus (the Polish representative, for sure, the American one, most likely, too, the rest are called into question, but are unlikely to slip through).
      1. rocket757 13 March 2020 14: 56 New
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        Of course, they are not at all different to us, but ... to recover and go home, the best option.
  6. Azazelo 13 March 2020 13: 43 New
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    Well done - to save means to earn)))
  7. paul3390 13 March 2020 13: 48 New
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    "The alliance is closed, everyone is quarantined." laughing
  8. rotmistr60 13 March 2020 13: 54 New
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    The coronovirus could not stand it and frustrated the exercises at the northern borders of Russia. Now at stake
    verification of the readiness of NATO forces to "intense clashes in difficult winter conditions"
    I wonder who they want to face in battle, and even in winter? The question is of course exclusively rhetorical.
  9. tlauicol 13 March 2020 13: 58 New
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    there will be no war - the pilot fell ill
  10. faterdom 13 March 2020 14: 00 New
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    And the virus will not calm down until Norway joins the CSTO.
  11. askort154 13 March 2020 14: 13 New
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    It is necessary on the border posts of the Russian borders to tighten the shields with the inscription - "Akhtun, Akhtun - coronavirus am ! "
    Update every 10 years .:
  12. Slippery 13 March 2020 14: 23 New
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    Sorry, so sorry. We have fog in Murmansk just in the morning, now the breeze is 15m \ s and with a blizzard. I would like to see how these warriors in the tundra sunbathed in this weather.
  13. Den Sangoysky 13 March 2020 15: 11 New
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    Very strange, an article was written on the timing of the exercises, since the exercises began much earlier. At least March 8, the US Marines made a lengthy march as part of these maneuvers. It turns out the exercises were not canceled, but simply finished ahead of schedule
  14. EDWARD 13 March 2020 15: 30 New
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    maybe gauze masks are over?) in NATO ..
  15. boriz 13 March 2020 16: 01 New
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    Well, there’s even some benefit.
  16. tihonmarine 13 March 2020 16: 41 New
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    Coronavirus is out of control. We prefer to maintain the combat effectiveness of our troops
    Already they are not afraid of the Russian threat, but they were afraid of what coronas of the virus. Warriors!
  17. K-50 13 March 2020 18: 59 New
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    The Norwegian Ministry of Defense has decided to cancel the Cold Response exercises amid the threat of coronavirus infection.

    As popular wisdom says: there is no silver lining. yes fellow
  18. Crimean partisan 1974 13 March 2020 20: 27 New
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    yes there is a coronovirus there ... libres and tampex cannot cope with the task
  19. Pepsvoker 13 March 2020 20: 46 New
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    Cool army .... if there is diarrhea then there will be no war
  20. aries2200 14 March 2020 01: 28 New
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    was the Gulag will be VIRUSLAG .........
  21. tolmachiev51 14 March 2020 03: 11 New
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    This is the whole combat capability of NATO - there are no diapers, there will be no war !!! In fact, in such conditions it is necessary to conduct exercises.
  22. Seryoga nearby 14 March 2020 04: 43 New
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    It would be better to change the topic of exercises from defense against the mythical attack of the Russians, to the fight against a really large-scale pandemic.
    Well, as for the fear of coronavirus, they would just give the soldiers fresh onions and garlic.