The 10th-11th October, a conference was held in Vadsø: "Military intelligence as a democratic blind zone". It was organized by Bård Wormdal and Formidlingskraft in Vadsø, by the University of Tromsø, Barents Press in Norway and Russia and Norwegian PEN. The conference brought together around a hundred people: journalists, researchers and local politicians, former Minister of Defense and head of the EOS Committee Eldbjørg Løwer, the Labor Party's Kåre Simensen from Finnmark, the Foreign and Defense Committee and an American and a Russian researcher. The day before, the conference was announced in Aftenposten by the head of intelligence, Lieutenant General Morten Haga Lunde, and the next day the same topic was presented by Minister of Defense Ine Eriksen Søreide in VG. They emphasized the importance of not disclosing secret information, as if they were worried that retired people from Vadsø or Vardø would start telling. . .
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