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Jetliner shootdown reveals NATO’s weakness

NATO is another casualty of crisis in Ukraine
Shootdown further reveals NATO weakness

- 1 day earlier @ chicagotribune.com: The ongoing crisis in Ukraine has claimed yet another casualty: the NATO alliance. Most assuredly the human costs — the loss of 298 lives in the shootdown of the Malaysia Airlines flight, on top of nearly 500 Ukrainians killed since April alone — are ...

NATO’s weaknesses are in full view

- 1 day earlier @ ri.search.yahoo.com: NATO has never been bigger nor have its missions ever been more ambitious. And yet it is paralyzed, incapable of playing any role in a crisis right on its European doorstep.

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DOWNING OF A MALAYSIAN..

NATO commander: Equipment movement points to Russian role in plane crash

Stars and Stripes: NAPLES, Italy — NATO'S top military commander repeated U.S. claims that evidence linked Russian-backed separatists to the downing of a Malaysian passenger jet and said Russia provided military equipment and training to the rebels. Gen. Philip M.

Putin Vows To Strengthen Russia's Capabilities To Counter NATO

Huffington Post: MOSCOW, July 22 (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday Russia would use its influence with separatists in east Ukraine to allow a full investigation into the downing of a Malaysian airliner, but said the West must put pressure on Kiev to ...

NATO sees signs weapons still moving from Russia to Ukraine

NATO continues to see evidence of weapons being moved into Ukraine from Russia since the downing of a Malaysian airliner in eastern Ukraine last week, a NATO military officer said on Wednesday. "We have noted an increase in the amount of weapons being transferred from Russia to Ukraine in the last several weeks. We continue to see evidence of the movement of weapons into Ukraine from Russia ...

BEEF UP EASTERN FLANK..

Polish Leader Wants NATO to Beef up Eastern Flank

ABC News: Komorowski spoke to reporters Tuesday on the sideline of a meeting with the presidents of eight other countries in central and eastern Europe, all ex-communist countries now in NATO and the European Union. The leaders met ahead of a NATO summit in ...

Polish leader wants NATO to beef up eastern flank

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's president says the downing of a passenger plane in rebel-controlled eastern Ukraine reinforces the need for NATO to strengthen its defenses on its eastern flank.

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Canada sends warship to Mediterranean to join NATO fleet

Yahoo News: Ottawa (AFP) - A Canadian warship with a crew of 250 headed Thursday to the Mediterranean where it will join a NATO fleet providing increased security in Eastern Europe amid tensions with Russia over Ukraine. HMCS Toronto, which is equipped with ...

HMCS Toronto crew sets off to join NATO in Mediterranean

CBC.ca: Her Majesty's Canadian Ship (HMCS) Toronto left this morning from the CFB Halifax dockyard to join NATO reassurance measures in the Mediterranean. HMCS Toronto, with about 250 crew, is heading to a tense area, replacing HMCS Regina, which has ...

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Canada sends warship to Mediterranean to join NATO fleet

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