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In an unprecedented move, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, and Finland have signed a defense pact that is likely to anger Moscow. The 4 Scandinavian countries have issued a Joint Declaration of Intent (DJI), which states their intent to combine their respective air forces into one unified air defense unit.

The JDI was signed at Ramstein Air Force Base earlier this month but was only announced in recent days.

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Danish Air Force Commander, Gen. Jan Dam, said regarding the pact, "Our combined fleet can be compared to a large European country."

Given that the unification of the 4 countries' air forces means that all will have to come to the defense of any one country that is under attack by a common enemy led DefenceNews.com to call the pact the establishment of a "mini NATO."

While Russia was never directly named in the JDI agreement, the move is clearly in response to growing concerns about Moscow's increasing aggression since Russia invaded Ukraine in February 2022.

According to the chief of the Norwegian Air Force (NAF), Maj. Gen. Rolf Folland, the 4 countries combined will have roughly 250 advanced combat aircraft at their disposal. Folland also suggested that a joint air operations center in the future could also possibly have commanders from the U.S. and Canada to offer the group further coordination and guidance.

"There is obvious interest in a regional initiative for a joint air command on NATO's northern flank. We know the conditions in the High North well, and we have a lot to learn from each other. With a total of almost 250 modern combat aircraft, this will be a large combat force that must be coordinated," Folland said.

Lake Huron

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On Sunday, Rep. Jack Bergman (R-MI) took to Twitter to announce that the military had shot down another "object" that had been identified over Lake Huron. Bergman tweeted, "I've been in contact with DoD regarding operations across the Great Lakes region today. The U.S. military has decommissioned another "object" over Lake Huron. I appreciate the decisive action by our fighter pilots. The American people deserve far more answers than we have."

The incident began earlier Sunday when the U.S. closed and then reopened airspace over Lake Huron. That was then followed by Canada closing its airspace over Lake Huron before the U.S. military reportedly shot down the object.

According to a statement released by Canadian Defence Minister, Anita Anand, the takedown of the object was a joint NORAD operation. Anand's statement read, "Today, a high-altitude object was detected in U.S. airspace over Lake Huron. NORAD launched Canadian and U.S. aircraft to investigate, and the object was taken down in U.S. airspace by U.S. aircraft."

Rep. Elissa Slotkin (D-MI) also tweeted reassurances that the object over Lake Huron was being assessed and dealt with, saying, "Just got a call from @DeptofDefense - our military has an extremely close eye on the object above Lake Huron. We'll know more about what this was in the coming days, but for now, be assured that all parties have been laser-focused on it from the moment it traversed our waters."

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Meanwhile, FlightRadar24 images showed a U.S. aircraft tracking an object from Lake Michigan to Lake Huron.

While some congressmen offered reassurances to constituents, others demanded answers from the government.

Rep. Troy Nehls (R-TX) tweeted, "BREAKING: The U.S. military has shot down another unidentified flying object over Lake Huron. We need answers now."

NBC news also tweeted a handful of details that were available regarding the decommissioning of the object, posting, "NEWS: The U.S. military shot down another unidentified object over Lake Huron, two sources tell @ckubeNBC and me. The officials say there are no indications of any collateral damage. The object went down in the lake, and the officials expect to recover it."

While politicians tweeted discontent and reassurances, locals on the ground were tweeting videos of an E-3 Sentry aircraft that was spotted flying near both Lake Huron and Lake Michigan in Petoskey.

After the object had been shot down, Rep. Slotkin tweeted more details. "The object has been downed by pilots from the U.S. Air Force and National Guard. Great work by all who carried out this mission both in the air and back at headquarters. We're all interested in exactly what this object was and it's purpose. 1..../2/ As long as these things keep traversing the U.S. and Canada, I'll continue to ask for Congress to get a full briefing based on our exploitation of the wreckage."

Unfortunately, very little information is known about what the object was, how it was detected, or what methods were used to bring it down. Hopefully, Congress will be able to get some of the answers that Americans deserve.

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