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European training command offering counter-IED training to multinational forces

European training command offering counter-IED training to multinational forces

Germany: On March 18, 2010, U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates outlined a directive to the combatant commanders to tangibly support partnered nations to “increase the effectiveness of their forces to counter improvised explosive devices.” The directive states; “we […]


Army to test new fitness program in Europe

Army to test new fitness program in Europe

Germany: Soldiers in Europe will test a pilot program developed to heighten the strength, power, speed and agility they require to carry out their mission in today’s modern combat environment. U.S. Army Europe and Installation Management Command Europe will team […]


DOD Needs to Address Challenges in Future European Missile Defense

DOD Needs to Address Challenges in Future European Missile Defense

DOD has initiated multiple simultaneous efforts to implement European Phased Adaptive Approach (EPAA) but faces three key management challenges—the lack of clear guidance, life-cycle cost estimates, and a fully integrated schedule—which may result in inefficient planning and execution, limited oversight, […]


Europe Divided Over China Arms Sales

Europe Divided Over China Arms Sales

Britain is on a collision course with the European Union over the sale of arms to China. Since the Beijing government crackdown on protestors in Tiananmen Square in 1989, EU member states have been banned from selling goods that could […]


Russia to continue developing missile defense system

Russia to continue developing missile defense system

Russia will go forward with plans to develop its own missile defense system after the ratification of a strategic arms reduction treaty with the United States, Russia’s Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov said on Wednesday. The upper house of the Russian […]


EU could end China arms embargo early 2011

EU could end China arms embargo early 2011

A European Union arms embargo clamped on China in 1989 following the Tiananmen crackdown could be lifted in early 2011, Brussels sources told Thursday’s edition of France’s Le Figaro daily. The lifting of the embargo on all lethal weapons “could […]


Missile Shield Plans Cause Rift Between US, Europe and Russia

Missile Shield Plans Cause Rift Between US, Europe and Russia

The leaders of the United States and Poland have met in Washington in a bid to disperse the new clouds which have settled over relations between those nations involved in planning a protective missile shield in Europe. Poland’s President Bronislaw […]


European Defence Seeking Savings Through Pooling and Sharing

European Defence Seeking Savings Through Pooling and Sharing

BRUSSELS: European Defence Ministers have agreed that the Agency’s activities on Pooling and Sharing of national military capabilities should be enhanced. In addition to successful existing projects – such as improving helicopters availability, air transport, third party logistics support and […]


European Defense Ministers Discuss Military Effectiveness, Spending Cuts

European Defense Ministers Discuss Military Effectiveness, Spending Cuts

European defense ministers are meeting in Brussels to examine how to remain militarily effective, including sharing resources, at a time of fiscal austerity. Less than a month ago, U.S. President Barack Obama and European leaders agreed to revamp the NATO […]


 
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