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> The difference is that Norway and the US are liberal democracies and allies

And yet Norway wants to retain control over that data. Are you saying this should be overridden? Outsourcing doesn't imply handing over everything to the party providing the service. If India starts taking sensitive Boeing data is it ok because Boeing outsourced the coding of critical components there?

> Europeans are comfortable with the entire US military apparatus protecting them

Yes. But it's not kindness, it's business and it doesn't come for free. They'll keep doing it to keep said Europeans from finding other allies. So they can have a military presence close to their enemy. So they have a witness when WMD or dictators need a democracy treatment.

> wouldn't Norway want to

Obviously not.

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