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NATO not only protects the three Baltic states and Poland with its presence there, but also itself, Kaljulaid said. The enhanced forward presence of the alliance has been a success, but the deterrent is not complete yet. "For deterrence to remain credible, we need a realistic reinforcement strategy that would, ...
A Pentagon official this week criticized the EU's "common security and defense policy" (CSDP) for pulling forces away from NATO, and the U.S. ambassador to the alliance warned against its provisions to protect European defense companies. This will make for awkward conversations at the Munich Security ...
Doing business with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (you know, NATO) might conjure up images of state-of-the-art weapons deals, but, in reality, NATO spends as much as $4 billion a year on products and services including healthcare equipment, IT services, construction products, engineering skills ...
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg says he supports the European Union expanding its defense capabilities but that it should avoid duplicating the alliance's efforts. Stoltenberg told the Munich Security Conference on Friday that EU efforts to strengthen defense are "an opportunity to further ...

Moscow, February 16. /TASS/. The US seeks to draw Russia into a new arms race using NATO as a tool, Deputy Director of the Russian Institute of the CIS Countries Vladimir Yevseyev said on Friday, addressing a roundtable dedicated to current relations between Russia and NATO. "NATO member ...
"NATO representatives say all the time that they are not seeking confrontation with Russia, that they are ready to work on de-escalation with us," said Grushko, who is Russia's former envoy to NATO. "But steps currently being made by NATO show that those statements cannot be treated as reflecting actual ...
"In a world awash in change, NATO stands firm as an island of stability in a turbulent sea," Mattis said during a news conference at the conclusion of the meeting. Projecting stability requires the alliance's political stance to be backed by military forces that are fit to fight, the secretary said. This will reduce the ...
robot Sophia kicked off a sesions at the Munich Security Conference on artificial intelligence and modern conflict, where world leaders discussed the need to regulate the technology to manage the threat. (MSC). MUNICH -- The future of warfare will involve artificial intelligence systems acting as lethal ...
Defense Minister Panos Kammenos says he has received reassurances from NATO that it will do everything it can to make Turkey understand that it cannot provoke its ally Greece and dispute its territorial integrity. Kammenos made his comments after meeting with NATO Secretary General Jens ...
The Very High Readiness Joint Task Force was set up in 2014 with the mission of warding off a threat of Russian military aggression against NATO's eastern members and is made up of 5,000 soldiers. Germany's lack of military readiness has been a source of embarrassment to the Bundesrepublik for ...
Brussels -- Poland and Canada have agreed to join a coalition of NATO countries seeking to jointly buy a fleet of maritime surveillance aircraft. ... the end of their operational lives between 2025 and 2035," NATO Deputy Secretary General Rose Gottemoeller said in a statement through the alliance.
"The Ukrainian side proposes and is ready to resolve such issues in the format of negotiations in the spirit of international law, the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages, and the mechanisms of the annual national program for cooperation with NATO. However, it must be admitted that the ...
Tunisia has rejected a NATO proposal that would allow NATO officials to use a planned military command center, according to Tunisia's defense minister. In a Monday statement, Abdul Karim al-Zubaidi said his ministry had rejected the proposal, by which Tunisia would receive a 3-million-Euro grant in ...
NATO created the Special Representative for women, peace and Security, who explained a few years ago explained that "Achieving gender equality is our collective task. And NATO is doing its part." In 2016 the organization held a conference on gender equality, at which Stoltenberg declared the issue to ...
Ambassador of Israel to the European Union (EU) and NATO Aharon Leshno-Yaar this week signed a logistics agreement with the NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA). The agreement is a breakthrough for Israeli companies in the cyber, optics, defense, and software sectors; it enables Israeli ...

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis left yesterday on a six-day trip to meet with defense leaders from around the world to chart the way ahead against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. The secretary is now in Rome and will move on to Brussels for this year's first NATO defense ministerial, before traveling ...
NATO called on its member states last year, at the behest of the Trump Administration, to formalize plans for reaching the 2 percent spending target. Some member states, however, submitted plans spanning only three years, the Journal reported. Others submitted proposals reaching to 2024, but still put ...
The risk that an armed conflict will break out between Russia and European NATO members has increased over the past year thanks to the erosion of arms-control agreements and tensions over military exercises, according to the annual Munich Security Report. The report, released Thursday before the ...
Brussels (Reuters) - The United States is renewing pressure on its European NATO allies to establish a long-term train-and-advise mission in Iraq, diplomats said, reviving a divisive issue for an alliance wary after more than a decade in Afghanistan. US Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis sent a letter to ...
Moscow has manufactured a thick mist of disinformation about NATO in order to disguise its expansionist policies in Eastern Europe. Nonetheless, lurking behind this propaganda offensive is a genuine fear in the Kremlin that the north Atlantic alliance will thwart Kremlin ambitions and weaken the regime of ...
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) insists it does not want a new arms race with Russia, but the current situation could "lead to a further deterioration of the security situation in Europe," said the report, which will be formally released on Thursday before next week's Munich Security Conference.
The German Defense Ministry refused to confirm the report, saying in a statement only that "the possible installation of a NATO support command center" was indeed part of NATO's current plans, and that Germany, because of its geographical situation and importance as a NATO partner, would naturally be ...
France has unveiled plans to boost defence spending by more than a third between 2017 and 2025 in an "unprecedented effort" to meet NATO commitments and modernise its army and nuclear deterrent. Presenting the multi-year military spending plan, the defence ministry said it would pump €295 billion ...
It said countries in Eastern Europe were struggling in "an environment of contested security," caught between the European Union and NATO on one side and Russia on the other, at a time when the EU's Eastern Partnership policy had "lost its steam" and there was little chance of NATO taking in more ...
Warsaw, Poland -- The Czech Republic's defense minister says the country may acquire new self-propelled howitzers made by a NATO member state. ... Slechtova said the howitzers "do not comply with NATO standards regarding their range and caliber" and that "this does not justify the performance of a ...
She might be the hero of western international elites, but by abandoning promises to increase defense spending, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has betrayed the most important of all international alliances: NATO. The betrayal came on Wednesday, when Merkel's Christian Democrats and the ...
"The government should support measures to help Macedonia join NATO, with or without a solution to the name issue," a Great Britain's House of Lords report says. The report titled "UK and the Future of Western Balkans" is drafted by the foreign affairs committee of the House of Lords. It is dated from ...
During the election period the Italian government remains in charge only for the «handling of current affairs». Nevertheless it is about to take on other binding commitments in NATO on behalf of Italy. These commitments will be officialized in the north Atlantic Council, taking place in Brussels on ...
NATO boss Jens Stoltenberg spoke at the annual conference of the Norwegian Atlantic Committee in Leangkollen on Monday at a press conference with ... US Secretary of Defense James Mattis said they support their strategic NATO ally Turkey "100 percent" when projectiles are fired across border and ...
Russia has criticized Lithuania's reaction to the deployment of additional ballistic missile systems to a neighboring Russian exclave, saying the weapons posed no threat to the NATO Western military alliance member. After visiting NATO forces based in the town of Rukla, Lithuanian President Dalia ...
Baines Simmons, part of the Training & Consultancy division of global aviation services group Air Partner, has secured two separate contracts with NATO operating units, the Heavy Airlift Wing at Papa, Hungary, and the AWACS unit (Airborne Warning And Control System) in Geilenkirchen, Germany.
The NATO Regional Centre in Kuwait organized a high-level meeting last month to discuss ways to enhance NATO's cooperation with the gulf. The organization's efforts to further engage the region come as its Istanbul Cooperation Initiative offers seemingly limited benefits to members, with its open-ended ...
However Washington has repeatedly condemned placing such missile systems near the Baltic states and NATO member Poland, blasting it as "destabilising". US officials have also expressed concern that the deployments represent a permanent upgrade to Russia's forces in the area. Vladimir Shamanov ...
A partnership accord with the alliance, however, should contain an agreement on three things: first, the EU will direct five percent of its budget into the NATO budget for defense expenditures; second, NATO will guarantee the security of EU member states; and third, upon agreement with NATO, it will be ...
A fall in the defense spending-to-GDP ratio is certain to unnerve NATO and the United States, said Anniken Huitfeldt, a lawmaker and the Labor Party's ... During talks with NATO and more recently the White House, Norway signaled its intent to increase spending and meet the 2 percent level sought by ...
Angelina Jolie is joining forces with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) to target sexual violence against women. The actress and human rights campaigner, 42, visited NATO headquarters in Brussels, Belgium on Wednesday to discuss how the alliance can step up its efforts to prevent sexual ...
YERAVAN.- Armenia and NATO continued active cooperation within the framework of the Individual partnership action program in 2017, says the annual report of the Armenian Foreign Ministry for 2017. The report notes that NATO Council and Armenia approved the Program for 2017-19 on April 7.
In a statement, he said NATO remained firmly committed to supporting the Afghan forces as they developed their skills and capabilities. "We are increasing the size of our Resolute Support training mission." At the same time, he stressed the need to redouble efforts to achieve peace and reconciliation ...
U.S. Army Leader Tells Germany: Meet NATO Spending Goal or Weaken NATO ... army secretary Mark Esper told reporters during a visit to U.S. troops in Wiesbaden, Germany, that NATO members had recommitted to meeting the NATO 2-percent target in 2017, and he would take the German government ...
An Airbus A400M arrives in Sevilla after a test flight on May 12, 2015. (Cristina Quicler/AFP via Getty Images). WASHINGTON -- Airbus will meet with several NATO members on Feb. 5 in London to discuss reductions to fines imposed on the company due to delivery delays and failing to meet contract ...
Islamabad - Pakistan is putting up with heavy losses due to the extensive use of national highways network by NATO vehicles taking supplies to Afghanistan and local overloaded trucks against the laid down rules. The Pakistani government is spending Rs27 billion annually on the maintenance of ...
All NATO allies have been wrestling with terrorism threats in recent years, but Turkey has had the most intense number of attacks on Turkish soil, and so there is a clear recognition of that; they have legitimate security concerns, in other words. But the other message I hit upon again and again and again is ...
President Donald Trump appeared to take a dig at NATO and his allies in the battle against rogue states like North Korea. Speaking at the World Economic Forum in Devos, Switzerland, the American President promised to invest in the American military to ensure the protection of US citizens from Kim ...
"Any interference from outside is, of course, unacceptable, and we take this very seriously," he said, adding that NATO has strengthened its cyber-defences. The Spanish government denounced in November a campaign of "misinformation" during the crisis over Catalan separatists' bid to split from Spain, ...
According to NATO's own figures, Norway spent 1.59 percent of its GDP on defence in 2017. As such, 2018 will see a reduction in proportional spending according to the figure provided by the government. Future figures are, though, uncertain, according to Bakke-Jensen's written response. "They depend on ...
BERLIN, Jan. 25 (Xinhua) -- The German armed forces (Bundeswehr) began sending additional military equipment to Lithuania on Thursday as part of a wider initiative to increase the presence of NATO forces in the Baltics. The Bundeswehr told press that 13 "Boxer" light-wheeled tanks and one "Buffalo" ...
Ankara, Turkey: NATO's chief urged Turkey to limit its use of force in northern Syria where its troops are battling a Kurdish militia that has been a top U.S. ally in the fight against the Islamic State group. Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said on Thursday that he had discussed developments in the region ...
Today, Turkey is still a front-line state now facing the instability and turmoil stemming from the Middle East, NATO Deputy Secretary General Rose Gottemoeller said in Istanbul Jan. 23. Gottemoeller, who previously served as a U.S. undersecretary of state, spoke at the Turkish National Defense University.


 

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