SINCE 1951 THE U.S. HAS BEEN RESPONSIBLE FOR ICELAND'S SECURITY. BUT IN 20006 WE PULLED OUT OF THE COUNTRY.
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DEFENSE NEWS RECENTLY REPORTED:
"The government of Iceland is engaged in a dialogue with the United States over the proposed future deployment of Navy P-8 Poseidon submarine "hunter" aircraft from a renovated Keflavik Air Base.
The US Navy, which withdrew aircraft assets and personnel from the airport in 2006, plans to spend an initial $22 million to renew hangar facilities and restore infrastructure at Keflavik as part of a project to house P-8 Poseidon reconnaissance aircraft for maritime patrol operations in the North Atlantic."
If the United States follows up and funds the effort this will be an important return of American presence to the High Arctic:
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