Rolf Hansen

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Person.png Rolf Hansen  Rdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
Born23 July 1920
Died26 July 2006 (Age 86)

Employment.png Norway/Minister of Nordic cooperation

In office
3 October 1980 - 14 October 1981

Employment.png Norway/Minister of Environmental Affairs

In office
8 October 1979 - 14 October 1981

Employment.png Norway/Minister of Defence Wikipedia-icon.png

In office
15 January 1976 - 8 October 1979
Succeeded byThorvald Stoltenberg
Helped cover-up Operation Gladio after Norwegian police stumbled upon an arms cache in an unrelated investigation

Rolf Arthur Hansen was a Norwegian politician for the Labour Party.


Hansen was personal secretary to Minister of Social Affairs 1956-1959, Minister of Defence 1976-1979, and Minister of Environmental Affairs 1979-1981, as well as minister of Nordic cooperation 1980-1981.[1]

Operation Gladio

In 1978, as Norway's Minister of Defence, Rolf Hansen was asked for an explanation about the discovery of a large cache of arms under in a secret basement under the house of shipowner and spook Hans Otto Meyer. Hansen prevented a full scale exposure of Operation Gladio by telling parliament that resistance groups were privately organized after the war and were placed under the supervision of the intelligence service, he said. He claimed that network was not answerable to NATO and dismissed any connections to the CIA.[2]


Event Participated in

Bilderberg/197821 April 197823 April 1978US
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