SpaceWar.com reports: “The United States and Sweden signed an agreement to strengthen military cooperation that will permit U.S. forces to operate within the Scandinavian country, the allies said Tuesday.
The Defense Cooperation Agreement was signed by U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin and Swedish Defense Minister Pål Jonson at the Pentagon, as Stockholm seeks to shore up its defense amid Russia’s war in Europe and as it awaits accession to membership of the NATO defensive alliance.
‘Sweden is a strong, capable defense partner that champions NATO’s values, and will further strengthen the alliance once its NATO accession is completed,’ a U.S. State Department spokesman said in a statement that endorsed Sweden for NATO membership, adding it will ‘strengthen our collective defense and enhance our ability to respond to security challenges in the Euro-Atlantic area.’
‘Sweden will be a net security provider from its first day in NATO, and the alliance will be stronger with Sweden as a NATO ally,’ it said…”
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