Op-ed in Berlingske – U.S. Ambassador: Denmark must rectify the serious short comings in its armed forces 

  Carla Sands, US Ambassador to the Kingdom of Denmark   A translated version of this appeared in Berlingske on November 30, 2020   NATO is the greatest collective security organization in the history of the world. For the last seven decades, NATO has kept the peace to defend our people and our way of life.   One reason our transatlantic …

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Statement on Improved Cooperation in Greenland

For Immediate Release PRESS RELEASE U.S. Embassy Copenhagen October 28, 2020 Statement on Improved Cooperation in Greenland   The United States has a long history of close cooperation with the Danish and Greenlandic governments based on our deep economic ties, strong defense partnership, and shared respect for democratic values, human rights, and the rule of …

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Ambassador Sands’ remarks at the 2020 Independence Day Celebrations

Excellencies, Ministers, distinguished colleagues, and friends – welcome. Thank you for joining me on this beautiful afternoon to celebrate American independence and the birth of our great democracy, which turns 244 years old this year. This occasion gives us the opportunity to honor the strong and historic alliance between the United States and the Kingdom …

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The US View on the Arctic

As delivered at the Annual Security Policy Conference at Christiansborg, November 15, 2019   Your Excellencies, Members of Parliament, Generals, Ladies and Gentlemen – good afternoon. Thank you for the opportunity to speak with you today about the United States and our view on the Arctic. I want to thank our hosts, Folk & Sikkerhed, …

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Remarks by Ambassador Sands at the 2019 Independence Day celebrations on June 20.

Your excellencies, ministers, ladies and gentlemen, friends and colleagues, welcome to Rydhave and happy Independence Day. Thank you for joining us to honor the day our forefathers pledged their sacred honor to the founding of the United States and the idea that liberty is man’s highest calling. First, I would like to say to our …

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Sharing the Burden – The Importance of Having Adequate Defense Spending for a Credible Defense

In 2014, all NATO members agreed to work towards spending 2% of their GDP on defense by 2024. Therefore, the U.S. is asking Denmark and other NATO allies to come up with credible plans to improve defense capabilities. Unfortunately, many NATO countries, including Denmark fall short of this target. On this page we have compiled …

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No More Time to Waste – Denmark and Europe Must Address Uncomfortable Defense Realities

By U.S. Ambassador to Denmark, Carla H. Sands Published on December 6, 2018, in Politiken. Read in Danish The partnership between the United States and Denmark is among the strongest in the world.  For over seven decades we have relied upon each other with the surety of friendship and a shared worldview. Our nations have long believed in …

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I cannot imagine a better ally nor a better friend to America than Denmark – Ambassador Sands’ Independence Day Remarks

Remarks by Ambassador Sands at the 2018 Independence Day Celebrations on June 21 at Rydhave   Ministers, Ambassadors, distinguished colleagues, and friends— welcome. What a pleasure it is to have you here as we gather to celebrate my nation’s 242nd birthday. This is my first American Independence Day in Denmark and it is both my …

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NATO Summit

The NATO Summit comes at a critical time in the Alliance’s history. The global security environment is dangerous and unpredictable. Russia’s actions against Ukraine have challenged the fundamental principles of a Europe whole, free and at peace. An arc of crises surrounds the Alliance, with growing instability and security challenges across the Middle East and …

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Danish Air Force Lt Col awarded Bronze Star

The morning of July 7 was a testament to the close relations Denmark and the U.S. have. Lt Col Palle Mikkelsen from the Danish Royal Air Force was presented with the Bronze Star. He was awarded the medal for exceptionally meritorious and outstanding service to the United States while stationed in Kandahar Airfield in Afghanistan …

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Danish policy makers get unique insight into NATO capabilities

Danish policy makers take a close look at the Northrop Grumman RQ-4 Global Hawk at Sigonella Naval Air Station in Sigonella, Sicily, with Embassy Copenhagen on a NATO tour in late April. The unmanned and unarmed Global Hawk is used as a high-altitude platform for surveillance and security. From 2016 the Global Hawk will be NATO’s new “eye in the sky.” The tour also included …

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