Posts tagged as Trident Juncture exercise

Norwegians take Marine ‘liberation’ battle in stride during Trident Juncture exercise

Friday, November 2, 2018

Residents of the sleepy Norwegian town of Oppdal went about their normal business Thursday, while the rumble of tanks and the crackling of gunfire echoed around them. As part of NATO’s Trident Juncture war games, U.S. Marine armored vehicles and infantry battled their way through to liberate the town and seize its small airfield. As Marines dashed into positions and secured various objectives, residents ate lunch at local cafes overlooking…

NATO flexes defensive muscles in massive Norwegian exercise

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

NATO on Tuesday showcased how its land, sea and air forces would respond to an adversary that invades an alliance member — a thinly veiled reference to the threat posed by neighboring Russia. The military demonstration at a wind-blown waterfront site near Trondheim was part of the massive, two-week Trident Juncture exercise and displayed the allies’ combined firepower to NATO dignitaries, foreign observers and the international media. Military officials have…