The Local in Denmark reports:
For the past week, a debate has been raging over what seems like a very basic question: Is Denmark at war? On Tuesday, for the first time in 26 years, the government has officially answered that question. Denmark is not at war.
Why has this question suddenly been a hot topic? The short answer is Edward Snowden.
Documents provided by the American whistleblower revealed that the Danish Defence Intelligence Service (Forsvarets Efterretningstjeneste – FE) collaborated with the American NSA to tap undersea internet cables. The Danish telecommunications companies that own some of those cables said that they could not be tapped unless article 17 of the Danish Defence Law (forsvarsloven) – the so-called ‘war rule’ – was in effect.
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