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Afghan police inspect site of Nato helicopter air strike - video

The Guardian: Security forces inspect the site of an air strike in Ghazni, Afghanistan, on Saturday, following reports that a Nato helicopter opened fire in support of Afghan soldiers 'leaving two children dead'. Afghan forces had been patrolling when they came ...
15 killed in Afghan bombings, including attack on NATO convoys

- 1 month ago @ yahoo.com: Suicide car bombers targeted NATO convoys in two separate attacks in Afghanistan Friday, killing three civilians as security forces brace for a full-blown Taliban offensive in the spring fighting season. The civilian fatalities come as Taliban insurgents step up attacks on government and foreign targets after Washington announced a delay in US troop withdrawals from Afghanistan last month. "In ...

NATO Convoys Attacked in Afghanistan

- 1 month ago @ ri.search.yahoo.com: Suicide car bombers targeted NATO convoys in two separate attacks in Afghanistan on Friday, killing three civilians as security forces brace for a full-blown Taliban offensive in the spring fighting s...

NATO hopes to keep a base in Afghanistan, US general says

- 5 days ago @ washingtonpost.com: KABUL — The leaders of the United States and other NATO nations are intensifying discussions about future support for Afghanistan, probably meaning at least some American troops will remain here well after President Obama leaves office, a U.S. Army ...

Obama's day: A NATO meeting

- 2 days ago @ usatoday.com: Russia and Afghanistan are on the agenda Tuesday as President Obama meets with NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg . The leaders are expected to discuss NATO responses to Russian aggression in Ukraine , and efforts to train Afghan security ...

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MoD asked make £1bn of cuts which put Nato spending target at risk, source

The Independent: An MoD spokeswoman said the Government expected to meet the Nato spending target. “We are confident that we will spend 2 per cent of GDP on defence in this financial year. The prime minister has also made clear that there will be an annual 1 per cent ...

NATO Secretary general outlines Jacksonville-based fighter wing's role in

Florida Times-Union: Mayor Alvin Brown, left, and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, second from left, get a tour of an F-15C cockpit by Major Mansour Elhihi. Stoltenberg visited the Florida Air National Guard's 125th Fighter Wing Thursday, May 28, 2015, in ...

Lithuania Wants NATO Battalion as 'Security Guarantee'

ABC News: Lithuania's foreign minister says his government wants a NATO battalion deployed permanently in the country as a "security guarantee" — not a provocation against Russia which has stepped up military action in the Baltic states. Linas Linkevicius said ...

Russia responds to Arctic NATO drill

Alaska Dispatch News: Russia's Arctic Brigade has been mobilized as NATO countries, along with Sweden and Finland, start the Arctic Challenge exercise. Russian Minister of Defense Sergey Shoigu on Monday announced that Air Force and Air Defense units in the country's ...

at the Kyiv Security Forum (via Skype)

On NATO's steadfast political and practical support for Ukraine. And on Ukraine's need to follow through on its reform programme. A year and a half ago, Ukrainians took to the streets. They demanded closer ties with Europe while condemning government ...

NATO and Tunisia take cooperation forward

The NATO Deputy Secretary General Ambassador Alexander Vershbow welcomed Tunisia's Prime Minister Habib Essid to NATO Headquarters on Thursday (28 May 2015) to review the partnership between NATO and Tunisia. Last year Tunisia and NATO ...

Global tensions surge as NATO, Russia hold rival military exercises

Militaries throughout Eurasia and North America are on high alert as NATO and Russian forces hold rival military exercises. Moscow responded to the beginning of large-scale, two-week-long air exercises by the NATO powers in the Arctic on Monday by ...

Nato chief says Russian nuclear threats are 'deeply troubling and dangerous'

The Guardian: In blunt language, the Nato chief delivered a scathing critique of Russia's behaviour over the past year – including Moscow's armed intervention in Ukraine – and vowed the transatlantic alliance would redouble its commitment to “collective defence ...

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Russia's nuclear threats 'deeply troubling': NATO chief

Yahoo News: Washington (AFP) - Russia's provocative rhetoric and its dramatic expansion of flights by nuclear bombers are deeply troubling and dangerous, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said Wednesday.

NATO Secretary General thanks President Obama for strong US leadership

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and US President Barack Obama discussed the Alliance's response to key security challenges at the White House in Washington D.C. on Tuesday (26 May 2015). The Secretary General thanked President Obama ...

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NATO Deputy Secretary General meets President of the International Committee

NATO Deputy Secretary General Alexander Vershbow welcomed Mr. Peter Maurer, President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), to NATO Headquarters on Wednesday (27 May 2015) for talks on international issues of mutual concern.

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Russia begins huge surprise air force drill on same day as Nato starts Arctic

The Independent: Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin It is the third major military exercise staged by the Kremlin in the past three months. The tests also began on the same day as Nato and some of its partners started an Arctic training exercise. Russia's actions in ...

VladimirPutin orders mass drill of 12k soldiers after Nato's 'Arctic Challenge'

Daily Mail: This week's drills began on the same day as Nato launched its own long-planned military exercises in the Arctic, where 100 aircraft and 4,000 servicemen from Germany, Britain, France, Netherlands and the U.S., are taking part in a Norway-led aviation ...

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NATO commander reacts to Russian surprise military exercises

CBS News: NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg told CBS News he does not see any immediate threat against any of the 28 nations that make up the largest peacetime alliance in the world, despite Russian aggression in Eastern Ukraine and unannounced military ...

Russia, NATO stage rival air-combat exercises

The Seattle Times: In a sign of ongoing tensions over Ukraine, Russia is conducting a surprise test of its Central Military District's air defenses, a show of force coinciding with NATO-led military exercises in the Arctic being mounted in response to earlier Russian ...

NATO & allies stage thousands-strong drills across Europe

Three sets of military exercises kicked off in Europe on Monday, involving thousands of servicemen from a variety of NATO nations and their allies, amid a wave of similar action across the area.

US- NATO Military Convoy of Tanks and Armored Vehicles at

Of course, NATO military exercises can occur anywhere. But why specifically are they taking place in Estonia [at Russia's doorstep]? And why are they displaying American flags right on the Russian border? And why now, with ...

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Obama's day: A NATO meeting

USA TODAY: Russia and Afghanistan are on the agenda Tuesday as President Obama meets with NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg . The leaders are expected to discuss NATO responses to Russian aggression in Ukraine , and efforts to train Afghan security ...

NATO hopes to keep a base in Afghanistan, US general says

Washington Post: KABUL — The leaders of the United States and other NATO nations are intensifying discussions about future support for Afghanistan, probably meaning at least some American troops will remain here well after President Obama leaves office, a U.S. Army ...

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A signal to Russia: Ulrich Kühn on NATO's exercises in northern Europe

Deutsche Welle: Ulrich Kühn: There are three reasons for the drills: Firstly, NATO wants to send a signal to Putin that, in an emergency, the alliance will fulfill its obligation to stand by its member states – particularly the three Baltic states. Secondly, it's a ...

Russia and Nato launch rival war games

Telegraph.co.uk: Russian exercises in its Western and Central military districts have been denounced as “sabre rattling” in the West, which accuses Russia of effectively invading Ukraine by stealth. Moscow, in turn, has hit out at a series of Nato land, air, and sea ...

NATO tests rapid reaction forces in Czech, Dutch drills

NATO tested its newly forged rapid reaction forces for the first time Thursday with drills in both the Czech Republic and the Netherlands involving some 1,500 troops, an alliance official said. Some 900 German and 200 Dutch troops have been deployed in exercises in the Netherlands while in the Czech Republic some 150 national troops are involved, as well as soldiers in other countries, said ...

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