The US has deployed lengthy vary bombers to Norway for the primary time. 4 B1 bombers will probably be working out of Oland Air Base over the following few weeks.
It is being seen as a message to Moscow that the US is able to defend its allies within the strategically contested Arctic area, which is wealthy in oil and gasoline. Beneath worldwide regulation the North Pole and the ocean surrounding it should not owned by any nation.
BBC Defence Correspondent Jonathan Beale stories from on board a US refuelling aircraft.