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US-NATO Preparing for War Against Russia: Holding Largest Arctic War Games

Tbilisi,Georgia: A top NATO commander believes it is “essential” the United States (US) “train, advise and equip the national security forces of Georgia” as the country and region focus on maintaining stability and security. NATO supreme allied ...
NATO commander: Ukraine crisis is 'getting worse every day' (+video)

- 6 days earlier @ ri.search.yahoo.com: Philip Breedlove, the NATO supreme allied commander, said his advise on the situation in Ukraine is being considered. He said there was no way to predict if giving Ukraine military assistance would cause Russian President Vladimir Putin to 'up the ante.'  

Russia and NATO: The War Games Gap

- 4 days earlier @ newsweek.com: The following chart indicates that since 2013, Russia has conducted at least six military exercises involving 65,000 to 160,000 or more personnel. In contrast, during the same period, NATO's most significant exercises included STEADFAST JAZZ, a ...

Global NATO Interventionism: The Disaster in Libya

- 4 days earlier @ globalresearch.ca: The title of Horace Campbell's book on NATO's 2011 Libyan intervention, Global NATO and the Catastrophic Failure in Libya , is an allusion to a Guardian article by Seumas Milne entitled, “If the Libyan war was about saving lives, it was a catastrophic ...

Putin Won't Blitz Baltic States — But NATO Has A Plan….

- 1 day earlier @ breakingdefense.com: As for the non-NATO country currently at war with Russia, Ukraine, Foster's brigade is deploying not quite a full battalion there this week to train the local forces. Over the summer, three US battalion headquarters elements and six line companies will ...

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NATO Uses Baltic States to Draw Red Line, Send Message to Putin in Russia

NBCNews.com: Russell Moore, who is leading the troops involved in the current exercise, said the war games show not just that the "the U.S. is willing to stand with all of its NATO alliance partners — It shows that we're strong, Europe is strong and there's a ...

Hollande Statement On Halting NATO Enlargement Under Scrutiny

A statement by French President Francois Hollande about temporarily halting NATO enlargement process is being reviewed in Montenegro and Georgia. Hollande said after his meeting with NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg in Paris on March 2 that ...

Coats to NATO: Secure Turkish-Syrian border

4029tv: Dan Coats of Indiana, a Republican member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, called in an opinion piece published in Politico late Tuesday for a "robust" NATO mission to help secure the Turkish-Syrian border, where most foreign fighters continue to ...

2 more NATO warships to arrive in Black Sea – Russian Navy source

RT: Two more NATO vessels are expected to arrive in the Black Sea on Wednesday, bringing up the Alliance presence in the area to four warships, a Russian Navy source said. “US Navy Ticonderoga-class cruiser, USS Vicksburg, and Turkish frigate Turgut Reis ...

NATO Deploys Ships to Black Sea for Training with Bulgarian Navy

NATO ships, assigned to Standing NATO Maritime Group Two (SNMG2), arrived in the Black Sea on Wednesday to operate and train with ships from the Bulgarian, Romanian and Turkish navies. The training will comprise simulated anti-air and anti-submarine warfare exercises, simulated small boat attacks and basic ship handling maneuvres, NATO Maritime Command's press service reports. SNMG2 is led by ...

Vladimir Putin wants to destroy Nato, says US commander in Europe Ben Hodges

Telegraph.co.uk: He warned that Mr Putin could try to destabilise a Nato member by using a rebel militia as in eastern Ukraine, or other forms of “ambiguous” warfare. In the absence of an overt Russian attack, some Nato members could be reluctant to invoke Article 5 of ...

Preventing WMD proliferation: NATO's engagement with its global partners

It gives me great pleasure to address this eleventh Annual NATO Conference on WMD Arms Control, Disarmament and Non-proliferation. Over the past decade, this conference has turned into a truly global forum for frank and open dialogue on ...

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MINISTER CLAIMED VICTORY IN AN ELECTION..

UPDATE 4-Estonia's ruling, pro-NATO centre-right claims election win

Reuters: TALLINN, March 1 (Reuters) - Estonia's centre-right prime minister claimed victory in an election on Sunday, cementing pro-NATO policies after a campaign dominated by fears of interference by neighbouring Russia following Moscow's annexation of ...

UPDATE 3-Estonia's ruling, pro-NATO centre-right claims election win

Reuters: TALLINN, March 1 (Reuters) - Estonia's centre-right prime minister claimed victory in an election on Sunday, cementing pro-NATO policies after a campaign dominated by fears of interference by neighbouring Russia following Moscow's annexation of ...

Estonia's ruling, pro-NATO center-right claims election win

By David Mardiste TALLINN (Reuters) - Estonia's center-right prime minister claimed victory in an election on Sunday, cementing pro-NATO policies after a campaign dominated by fears of interference by neighboring Russia following Moscow's annexation of Ukraine's Crimea region. Taavi Roivas' Reform Party won 28 percent, ahead of 25 percent for the opposition center-left Centre Party which wanted ...

READY TO ADVISE LIBYA ON SECURITY..

NATO ready to advise Libya on security, eyes more drones

Military Times: NATO enforced a U.N. mandate to protect civilians and enforced no-fly zone and arms embargo on Libya during the 2011 ouster of Moammar Gadhafi's regime. The mission ended in October 2011, and the security situation has since spiraled out of control ...

NATO Ready to Advise Libya on Security, Eyes More Drones

ABC News: NATO's chief said Thursday the alliance was ready to advise Libya's government on defense and security issues, saying the deteriorating situation in the country is posing new security threats for Europe that require a more robust defense. Secretary ...

NATO ready to advise Libya on security, eyes more drones

ROME (AP) — NATO's chief said Thursday the alliance was ready to advise Libya's government on defense and security issues, saying the deteriorating situation in the country is posing new security threats for Europe that require a more robust defense.

PORTUGUESE JETS WILL HEAD TO ROMANIA..

Portuguese jets will head to Romania for NATO mission in May

Stars and Stripes: BUCHAREST, Romania — Four Portuguese F-16 fighter jets and 150 Portuguese troops and civilians will be sent to Ukraine neighbor Romania in May and June to participate in NATO aerial policing missions, Romania's top defense body said Tuesday.

Portuguese Jets Will Head to Romania for NATO Mission in May

ABC News: Four Portuguese F-16 fighter jets and 150 Portuguese troops and civilians will be sent to Ukraine neighbor Romania in May and June to participate in NATO aerial policing missions, Romania's top defense body said Tuesday. The defense body said it has ...

Portuguese Jets Will Head to Romania for NATO Mission in May

Ukraine's neighbor Romania to host Portuguese troops for NATO policing mission in May

RIGHT CLAIMS ELECTION WIN..

Estonia's ruling, pro-NATO center-right claims election win

Reuters: A free-marketeer, strongly pr-NATO and the youngest European Union leader at 35, Roivas is best placed to form a new government with other parties, likely to continue conservative economic policies. But he will have to widen his coalition from his ...

Estonia's ruling, pro-NATO centre-right claims election win

Estonia's centre-right prime minister claimed victory in an election on Sunday, cementing pro-NATO policies after a campaign dominated by fears of interference by neighbouring Russia following Moscow's annexation of Ukraine's Crimea region. Taavi Roivas' Reform Party won 28 percent, ahead of 25 percent for the opposition centre-left Centre Party which wanted Estonians to embrace a new policy of ...

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Finland to participate in NATO crisis management exercises

YLE News: NATO's crisis management exercise CMX 2015 will involve Finnish foreign ministry and NATO mission representatives from Brussels, the defence ministry, military high command, the office of the prime minister as well as other officials as required.

Portuguese jets will head to Romania for NATO mission in May

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Four Portuguese F-16 fighter jets and 150 Portuguese troops and civilians will be sent to Ukraine neighbor Romania in May and June to participate in NATO aerial policing missions, Romania's top defense body said Tuesday.

RUSSIA..

NATO Spending Failing to Match Rhetoric on Russia Threat

The Moscow Times: Russian military expansion over the past year has electrified NATO, but the Cold War military alliance is failing to deliver on promised increases in defense spending. Six months after pledging to hit 2 percent spending targets across the entire ...

Russia and NATO: The War Games Gap

Newsweek: The following chart indicates that since 2013, Russia has conducted at least six military exercises involving 65,000 to 160,000 or more personnel. In contrast, during the same period, NATO's most significant exercises included STEADFAST JAZZ, a ...

NATO chief tells Russia to get arms out of Ukraine

Hurriyet Daily News: Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg gives a joint press conference with Italy's Prime Minister Matteo Renzi (not pictured) at the Chigi Palace in Rome on February 26, 2015. AFP Photo. NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg warned Feb. 26 that any attempt to expand ...

Russia's military exercises are WAY bigger than NATO's

Business Insider: If military strength and ability was determined solely by the number of soldiers participating in military exercises, Russia would be able to steamroll through NATO without much of a second thought. Since 2013, Russia has launched a number of military ...

Estonians choose pro-West parties amid Russia jitters

Tallinn (AFP) - Estonia's governing pro-NATO Reform party was set Monday for tricky coalition talks after defeating a Kremlin-oriented rival in an election held amid jitters over the actions of neighbouring Russia.

NATO spending down despite Russia tensions: think-tank

Many NATO member countries are spending less on defence despite promises to boost their budgets in the face of growing tensions with Russia, a think-tank said Thursday.

Estonia's pro-NATO Reform party wins vote overshadowed by Russia

Estonia's governing pro-NATO Reform party topped parliamentary elections Sunday, defeating a Kremlin-oriented rival amid concerns over a militarily resurgent Russia, but analysts warned that forging a coalition would be difficult. President Toomas Hendrik Ilves is expected to ask Reform chief, outgoing Prime Minister Taavi Roivas, to build a coalition on the basis of the 30 seats his party won ...

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