Under a new agreement announced Friday, April 16, Norway will allow the U.S. to build its presence on Norwegian soil. This comes amid expansionist and aggressive Russian actions along Norway’s borders.

The U.S. is to build facilities on four different existing Norwegian bases. Nevertheless, none of them will be a separate American base. The four locations include the airports of Rygge, Sola, and Evenes, as well as the Ramsund naval station. Rygge and Sola airports are in southern Norway, while Evenes and Ramsund are in the northern part of the country.

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These facilities are part of the larger U.S. strategy of strategic dispersal.

Strategic dispersal dictates that U.S. assets rapidly arrive in a theater of operations and be able to operate immediately.