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Norwegian Ministry of Defence

The Norwegian Ministry of Defence is responsible for the development and implementation of Norwegian security and defence policy, and responsible for the overall management and control of the activities of the subordinate agencies.

Civilian-led and strengthened through the incorporation of military exprtise, the Ministry's aim is to integrate and coordinate the strategic planning and management of Norway's defence resources.


A combination of civilian and military expertise raises the level of professionalism and flexibility, also leading to more effective communication with necessary areas of the Norwegian government as well as with all branches of the Norwegian Armed Forces. Through coordinated planning on both strategic and practical levels, the Ministry is well-prepared to meet short and long-term goals and requirements related to national defence issues as well as cooperative efforts on the international level.


View foreword of The Norwegian Minister of Defence

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