This is coolbert:
Jan Mayen island. Arctic. A land only the locals could love. If only there were any locals.
Once more the Arctic/Norwegian/Russian connection.
Russians in a lather.
"lath•er - - n: condition of anxious or heated discomposure; agitation."
"Russia alarmed by U.S. Air Force visit to Norwegian island"
"MOSCOW/OSLO (Reuters) - Russia said on Thursday it was alarmed by a trip to a Norwegian outpost in the Arctic by a U.S. Air Force unit and urged Oslo to refrain from what it said were de-stabilizing moves in the strategic region."
USAF PERSONNEL CONDUCTING A FEASIBILITY STUDY AND NOTHING MORE AND ALARM BELLS IN MOSCOW GOING OFF ALL OVER THE PLACE??
Take-off and landing of American C-130 transport aircraft Jan Mayen the item at question here? Take-off and landings of NATO aircraft Jan Mayen already routine. So what is the big deal?
Jan Mayen occupied by scant allied military units [weathermen] during World War Two. Attempts by the German to occupy the island during the conflict for naught.
Russian alarm much to-do about nothing? At this point in the game of strategic geo-political considerations it can only be deemed so.