The US Deputy Secretary of Defense Bob Work visited Iceland earlier this week and inspected the section of the Keflavik International Airport that used to serve as the hub of the US military presence on the island.
Allegedly the recent instances of Russian military aircraft approaching Iceland’s airspace have caused great concerns both in Iceland and in the US.
“The Russians have long done transit flights where they pass close by Iceland,” Work told DefenseNews, “but they’ve recently made several circumnavigation flights” — flying completely around the island nation. As a result, “Iceland is interested in increasing military cooperation.”
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