Finland Holds War Drill Alongside U.S. Soldiers Ahead of NATO Application

WSJ Finland Holds War Drill Alongside US Soldiers Ahead Of NATO Application

Armored vehicles kicked up tails of dirt as fatigue-clad soldiers, their faces freshly daubed in camouflage paint, crouched in the pine forest here Wednesday, part of a sweeping military drill before Finland prepares to break decades of defense policy and applies to join NATO.

More than 3,000 Finnish troops are taking part in the two-week exercise alongside hundreds of American, British, Estonian and Latvian soldiers, shadowed by growing fears that Russia’s war in Ukraine could spread to other parts of Europe.

READ MORE >

More News & Insights

Screenshot 2024 05 20 At 15.06.02

BENS Member, Dan Holland

On May 3rd, BENS Boston member Dan Holland served as Co-Chairman of this year’s annual Boston College Finance Conference. Dan moderated a discussion with General James Mattis, former Secretary of Defense, retired four-star general,…

Screenshot 2024 05 20 At 2.06.00 PM

House bill: Time to put Air Force’s ‘flying car’ concept into action

House lawmakers want the Air Force to start seriously thinking about how to make its electric “flying car” concept a reality.

Screenshot 2024 05 20 At 2.03.36 PM

The Pentagon’s growing costly headache: Cheap drones

The Pentagon faces a dilemma exemplified by its battles in the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden: How to cost-effectively intercept cheap but deadly drones wielded by a growing number…

Receive BENS news and insights in your inbox.