The North Atlantic Treaty Organization remains the bedrock of Denmark’s national security. It is also one of the two countries within the European Union, which proposed higher defense budget in 2010 than in 2009.
In September 2011,
Deputy Assistant Secretary of th
Bureau of Arms Control, Verification and Compliance,
Frank A. Rose, stated that Denmark "punches above its weight class"
in regards to BMD cooperation with the United States. In 2004, the Danish government agreed to an upgrade to a radar in Thule, Greenland for use as a Ballistic Missile Early Warning Radar System.
In December 2012, Denmark volunteered to deploy to Patriot air defense batteries to Turkey, to reinforce its defenses in response to the Syrian conflict.
Updated February 14, 2014