US Vice President Mike Pence.

Pence to Be Protected by Hundreds

2 Sep More than one hundred Icelandic police officers will take part in handling the security of US Vice President Mike Pence, when he arrives in Iceland on a state visit Wednesday.

American transport helicopters, hovering over Mosfellsbær yesterday.

Secret Service Arrives in Iceland

30 Aug Representatives from the US Secret Service have arrived in Iceland in preparation for the September 4 arrival of US Vice President Mike Pence.

The B-2, at Keflavík Airport on Wednesday.

B-2 Bomber Briefly Visits Iceland

30 Aug A US Air Force B-2 Spirit stealth bomber from Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, made a two-hour stop at Keflavík Airport in Iceland on Wednesday.

An archive photo, showing a fighter plane taking off at Keflavík Airport.

US Military to Invest Billions of ISK in Keflavík

24 Jun The US Department of Defense plans to invest USD 57 million in military construction in Iceland in 2020.

Fifteen DC-3/C-47 aircraft, like the ones in the picture, will be arriving in Reykjavík next week.

Fifteen DC-3/C-47 Coming to Reykjavík

16 May Reykjavík Airport is getting ready for the arrival of 15 DC-3/C-47 aircraft next week.

Keflavík Airport, 1955.

US considered Cold War nuclear deployments in Iceland

16 Aug 2016 American officials conducted secret talks in the 1950s on storing nuclear weapons in Iceland without informing Icelandic authorities, it has emerged.

A P-3C Orion aircraft of the type that used to conduct submarine surveillance in Iceland.

“US should use Iceland as base to counter Russian sub threat”

3 Aug 2016 The United States should reopen its defence station in Iceland in order to bolster its anti-submarine warfare (ASW) capability and prevent “Russian naval coercion” against NATO and key European partners, a new report recommends.

Air-space surveillance in Iceland.

US military presence in Iceland “a step back into the past”

30 Jun 2016 “Iceland’s security in the 21st century will not be ensured by means of military alliances, fighter jets, or other weapons of war,” the MP says.

The US Army left Iceland in 2006.

US military presence in Iceland “formalised”

30 Jun 2016 Among the commitments entered into in this declaration is the acceptance by Iceland of the US Department of Defence’s “plans for the defense of Iceland by military means”.

Photo: Arnaldur

MPs debate US involvement in Iceland

24 Feb 2016 “The Americans are not thinking of or protecting Icelandic interests,” claims Róbert Marshall MP.

Photo: ÞÖK

“Iceland should speak up for peace”

12 Feb 2016 Iceland should speak up for peace and not join in some sort of arms race between military powers, says Steinunn Þóra Árnadóttir, MP for the Left-Green Movement.

The P-8 Poseidon.

“No plans for permanent US military presence”

11 Feb 2016 News broke on Tuesday of US Navy plans to upgrade an aircraft hangar in Keflavík, South-West Iceland, to serve as a base for air maritime patrol missions hunting Russian submarines.

A US Navy P-8 Poseidon aircraft.

US Navy to set up operations in Iceland?

10 Feb 2016 The US Navy has applied to the country’s Defence Department for funds to upgrade an aircraft hangar in Keflavik, Iceland, to serve as a base for air maritime patrol missions.

Nagasaki, 1945.

“Is Iceland a peace-loving nation or not?”

8 Dec 2015 A survey of past votes on nuclear disarmament shows that Iceland usually votes in line with the majority of its NATO allies on this issue.

Icelandic Prime Minister, Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson.

Iceland PM’s ‘remarkable’ Iraq declaration

3 Dec 2015 Iceland should never have been part of the US government’s ‘coalition of the willing’ supporting the 2003 invasion of Iraq, Iceland’s Prime Minister has said.

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