A tiny stretch of Arctic water has become a hotbed of military activity amid fears it could become the next flashpoint in a global conflict between the US and Russia. Locals on the tiny Norwegian island of Vardo have seen an increase in military action through the upgrade of a critical radar system, Globus III, due to be completed by 2020. The windswept outpost is

just 30 kilometers from Russia’s Kola Peninsula, from where a fleet of nuclear-armed submarines operates, in a bid to strengthen Russian presence in the Arctic region. Norwegian author Bard Wormdal, who wrote The Satellite War, about the close and secretive military and intelligence alliance between Norway and the US, said there has been a significant uptick in activity recently from both sides.  READ MORE