America’s Largest Aircraft Carrier Docks In Norway For Joint Drills
The US and its NATO partner Norway mounted a show of force aimed at Russia in the North Sea this week, by sailing America’s largest aircraft carrier (and also the world’s largest)–the USS Gerald R Ford–through the waters where it arrived in Oslo on Wednesday. The allies are expected to conduct naval drills this week.
The nuclear-powered ship entering Oslo’s port was a major event, and broadcast live on Norwegian public television, with large crowds gathering to view the spectacle. It was only in May that the US Navy announced it departed Norfolk for its “first combat deployment.”
The Norwegian armed forces…