Iceland has no standing army. The most obvious reason is that the population of Iceland is too small to have a capable military, plus it is much too expensive. The Icelandic Coast Guard maintains defences for Iceland and is armed with small arms, naval artillery and air defence radar stations.
Moreover, who protects Iceland?
Iceland's defences consist of the Icelandic Coast Guard, which patrols Icelandic waters and monitors its airspace, and other services such as the National Commissioner's National Security and Special Forces Units. Iceland is however the only NATO member which maintains no standing army.
Likewise, why did Iceland join NATO?
The anti-NATO riot in Iceland of 30 March 1949 was prompted by the decision of the Alþingi, the Icelandic parliament, to join the newly formed NATO, thereby involving Iceland directly in the Cold War, opposing the Soviet Union and re-militarizing the country.
When did the US military leave Iceland?
Termination. On 15 March 2006 the U.S. Ambassador to Iceland announced the decision of the United States to withdraw the Iceland Defense Force before the end of September 2006. On September 30, the American military withdrew its final four Air Force fighter jets and a rescue helicopter squadron from Keflavík.
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