Norway has 300 new visitors.
Marines from the 2nd Marine Division in Camp Lejeune, North Carolina packed up and hastily deployed to the Stjordal, Norway over the weekend.
Stjordal is a 4-hour hop across Sweden and Finland to Moscow.
The troop build up comes on top of the 3,000 troops that were deployed to Poland last week.
While Russian officials questioned the move, Norway’s Defence Ministry downplayed the presence of United States Marines saying, “for the first four weeks they will have basic winter training, learn how to cope with skis and to survive the Arctic environment . . . it has nothing to do with Russia or the current situation.”
The Marines are scheduled to be stationed there for a year with replacements coming in after six months.