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'Unwise': Politician Slams US Aircraft Carrier Joining NATO Drills in Norway

October 10, 2018 / Sputnik

A Socialist Left Party representative has slammed the upcoming arrival of the giant USS Harry S. Truman, which has space for more combat aircraft on board than the entire Norwegian Air Force, as "unfortunate" in relation to Russia, NRK reported. This is the first time since 1989 that a US aircraft carrier is visiting Norway. Aircraft carrier groups are considered some of the most powerful tools in the US arsenal, and its mere presence is considered a strong military signal. The ship has two nuclear reactors aboard and is usually followed by submarines equipped with tactical nuclear weapons.