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Military information release likely. Norwegian defence personnel are meeting this week to decide which details to disclose about missions in Libya. Public and media pressure surrounding MOD secrecy has been mounting in recent days, and is thought to be the reason behind the change of tactics. “We have listened and learnt from criticism about lack of information,” Major General Morten Haga Lunde tells Aftenposten.

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Military information release likely

Published on Monday, 30th May, 2011 at 09:45 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last Updated on 30th May 2011 at 19:02.

Norwegian defence personnel are meeting this week to decide which details to disclose about missions in Libya.

PM Stoltenberg meets Souda Bay crew
PM Stoltenberg meets Souda Bay crew
Photo: Statsministerens kontor/Flickr


Public and media pressure surrounding MOD secrecy has been mounting in recent days, and is thought to be the reason behind the change of tactics.

“We have listened and learnt from criticism about lack of information,” Major General Morten Haga Lunde tells Aftenposten.

Praising F-16 pilots’ professionalism about their missions over Libya on his visit to Souda Bay last weekend, Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg confirms jets have flown 1,700 hours to date.

“I fully understand the breadth and depthofthisoperation when I come here. My conversations with pilots were constructive and informative. They have a considerable responsibility. Some of their targets are pre-defined, others are sought out.”

The Prime Minister also confirms he is fully briefed at his regular meetings with Defence Minister Faremo and Chief of Defence Harald Sunde.

“We have succeeded in stopping attacks on the Libyan people, but the mission is far from over,” he says.

It is expected military officials will decide the scale and scope of Norway’s continued participation in Operation Unified Protector shortly after next month’s NATO ministerial meeting in Brussels.



Published on Monday, 30th May, 2011 at 09:45 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last updated on 30th May 2011 at 19:02.

This post has the following tags: jensstoltenberg, gretefaremo, haraldsunde, operationunifiedprotector, libya, muammaral-gaddafi.





  
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