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NATO allies must work closely together, but do their missile defense systems?

Reuters Blogs (blog): If Turkey defied the alliance and choose the Chinese system anyway, its ability to contribute to a combined NATO defense would be severely compromised. (Another complicating factor was that the Chinese company is under U.S. sanctions for doing business ...
For NATO missile defense systems, the key word is 'interoperability'

- 8 hours earlier @ blogs.reuters.com: If Turkey defied the alliance and choose the Chinese system anyway, its ability to contribute to a combined NATO defense would be severely compromised. (Another complicating factor was that the Chinese company is under U.S. sanctions for doing business ...

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EU, NATO 'protect against Putin's aggression'

Deutsche Welle: Moreover, the countries of central and eastern Europe can see very clearly that EU and NATO membership protect them from Putin's aggression. Had Ukraine been a member of the EU or NATO, Russia would probably not have risked annexing Crimea ...

US, NATO And Russia Continue Tug-of-War Over Ukraine

Since March, fighting between the Moscow-backed eastern Ukrainian rebels and the NATO-backed nationalists has led to thousands of Ukrainians dead and hundreds of thousands displaced after Russia annexed Crimea, a Black Sea peninsula transferred ...

Ukrainian government facilitates access to state secret for NATO experts

ITAR-TASS: KIEV, October 1 /TASS/. Ukraine has facilitated the access to its state secrets for a group of NATO advisers, Ostap Semerak, a minister in Ukraine's cabinet of ministers, said after a government meeting on Wednesday. The group of NATO advisers has ...

For NATO missile defense systems, the key word is 'interoperability'

Reuters Blogs (blog): If Turkey defied the alliance and choose the Chinese system anyway, its ability to contribute to a combined NATO defense would be severely compromised. (Another complicating factor was that the Chinese company is under U.S. sanctions for doing business ...

Incoming Nato chief signals ‘constructive’ approach to Russia

Stoltenberg calls for closer co-operation with EU

Ex-NATO chief Rasmussen opens consultancy advising governments, companies

Reuters UK: BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Anders Fogh Rasmussen, who stepped down as leader of NATO on Tuesday, announced on Wednesday he was setting up a consultancy offering strategic advice to governments and corporations on security and diplomatic issues.

New NATO leader offers olive branch to Russia

By Adrian Croft BRUSSELS (Reuters) - NATO's new leader offered an olive branch to Russia on Wednesday, saying he saw no contradiction between a strong alliance and building a constructive relationship with Moscow. Former Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg, who took over on Wednesday as NATO secretary-general, struck a more conciliatory tone towards Moscow than his Danish predecessor ...

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NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen Bids Farewell

Military.com: NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen bid farewell to NATO members and NATO staff as he prepares to step down Tuesday. At a ceremony in Brussels on Friday to mark the end of his five-year term, Fogh Rasmussen acknowledged the soldiers ...

Bloomberg: Ukraine can't afford NATO

Kyiv Post: NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen (R) and Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko (C) during a working session on Ukraine on the first day of the NATO 2014 summit at the Celtic Manor Hotel in Newport, South Wales, on Sept. 4, 2014.

NATO welcomes signing of security agreements with Afghanistan

(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) Outgoing NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen Tuesday welcomed the signature of the Bilateral Security Agreement between the United Sta...

IS UNDERGOING ITS OWN VERSION..

NATO gets new chief — one Putin may approve of

Stars and Stripes: BRUSSELS — At a time of daunting geopolitical crises, NATO is undergoing its own version of regime change, with the arrival of a n ew chief official who has the blessing, at least temporarily, of one of the West's biggest adversaries: Russian President ...

New NATO Chief Jens Stoltenburg Has Putin's Backing — For Now

The Moscow Times: At a time of daunting geopolitical crises, NATO is undergoing its own version of regime change, with the arrival of a new chief official who has the blessing, at least temporarily, of one of the West's biggest adversaries: Russian President Vladimir Putin.

NATO gets a new chief_one Vladimir Putin has said he can do business with

At a time of daunting geopolitical crises, NATO is undergoing its own version of regime change, with the arrival of a new chief official who has the blessing, at least temporarily, of one of the West's biggest adversaries: Russian President Vladimir Putin.

GERMANY UNABLE TO MEET NATO READINESS..

Germany Unable to Meet NATO Readiness Target

ABC News: Germany's military is unable to meet its medium-term readiness target should NATO call on its members to mobilize against an attack, officials said Monday. The revelation follows days of embarrassing reports about equipment failures that included ...

Germany unable to meet NATO readiness target

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's military is unable to meet its medium-term readiness target should NATO call on its members to mobilize against an attack, officials said Monday.

SECRETARY GENERAL JENS STOLTENBERG..

Profile: Nato secretary general Jens Stoltenberg

BBC News: Nato's 13th secretary general, former Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg, looks an unlikely choice on several counts: an economist with no defence background, a social democrat who built up good relations with Russia, another Scandinavian hard ...

NEW SECRETARY GENERAL..

A Battle Plan for NATO's New Secretary General

Carnegie Europe: Even though these are unpleasantly exciting days in the alliance after the Ukraine crisis, many expect Stoltenberg to be an “implementation SecGen,” as the jargon has it—meaning that his main job will be to bring to life the decisions NATO made at its ...

NEW NATO CHIEF..

New NATO Chief Stoltenberg Brings Russia Ties To Job

DefenseNews.com: OSLO, NORWAY — Norway's Jens Stoltenberg brings close Russia ties to his new job as NATO chief, equipping him with a potentially key asset as tensions with the Kremlin hover at post-Soviet highs. The former Norwegian prime minister — the first NATO ...

New Nato chief urges Russian rethink

The new Nato chief, Jens Stoltenberg, says the alliance wants constructive ties with Russia - but Russian policy in Ukraine must change.

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