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The defense of Greenland is essential for NATO. It is regulated in a 1951 agreement between Denmark and the United States. Military territory is Greenland part of Denmark with a Danish commander. Operationally, it is part of NATO's Atlantic Command (SACLANT).

Military of Greenland

In addition to two now-defunct US bases (Thule Air Force Base and Søndre Strømfjord) (2008), seven large radar stations are grouped on the island, primarily to provide the US defense with warning in robotic and aerial attacks over the Arctic Ocean. As with Denmark in the rest, nuclear weapons must not be found on the island during peacetime. The United States has 136 people from the Air Force stationed in Greenland.

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