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US awaits parliamentary approval to access Swedish military bases

14th December 2023 - 17:31 GMT | by Flavia Camargos Pereira in Kansas City


US Marines during a simulated air assault in Skovde, Sweden. (Photo: US Marine Corps)

A defence cooperation agreement between Sweden and the US will enable the Pentagon to preposition stocks and conduct operations in Swedish territory.

Sweden and the US are awaiting the approval of the Swedish Parliament (Riksdag) to implement a recently signed defence cooperation agreement (DCA) which would allow for the Pentagon to access 17 Swedish military bases and preposition stocks, as well as conduct operations in the Scandinavian country.

Under the agreement, US personnel, including military and civilian staff, their families and suppliers in Sweden will be subject to US jurisdiction.

Maj Genl Johan Pekkari, chief of the Swedish Armed Forces Strategy Command, stressed that the DCA does not necessarily mean that the US troops will be present at all 17 locations.

‘The agreement is designed

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Flavia Camargos Pereira


Flavia Camargos Pereira

Flavia Camargos Pereira is a land reporter at Shephard Media. She joined the company in …

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