In a BBC Newsbeat report today …
Royal Marines train US forces in Arctic over fears of Russian aggression
British Royal Marines are training their American counterparts in Arctic warfare for the first time.
The new Arctic training for US marines is happening in an area the size of Belgium.
The article does not explain why the training zone is the size of Belgium, but consider what happened to the Crimea, which is often reported as “a territory about the size of Belgium“.