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US may pull tactical nukes out of Europe: report

US may pull tactical nukes out of Europe: report

The United States is in talks with NATO to remove US tactical nuclear weapons from Europe, in a push toward a nuclear-weapons-free world and to cut costs, a Japanese newspaper said Friday. Washington is talking with other NATO member nations […]


Challenges for European Defense Budgets after the Economic Crisis

Challenges for European Defense Budgets after the Economic Crisis

In Europe, some of the most dangerous effects of the 2008 financial and economic crisis have not yet been fully understood. For almost three years, the focus has been on the financial sector, the job market, and the stability of […]


Is The Era Of NATO Ending?

Is The Era Of NATO Ending?

NATO is more active today than it has been at any time in its 62 year history. Some 40,000 non-U.S. troops, most from NATO member countries, are operating in Afghanistan as part of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF). In […]


US Missile Defense Plan Goes Ahead Without Czech Support

US Missile Defense Plan Goes Ahead Without Czech Support

The Czech Republic has decided not to participate in the U.S. ballistic missile system for Europe. Our correspondent looks at the U.S. proposal and describes the reasons for the Czech withdrawal. The United States’ plan for a ballistic missile defense […]


Russia’s threats to create new offensive system ‘unnecessary’ – NATO chief

Russia’s threats to create new offensive system ‘unnecessary’ – NATO chief

Russia should not seek new weapons to counter nonexistent threats from the West, and would be better off spending the money on social and economic development, NATO’s secretary general said on Tuesday. “Unfortunately, I have seen public pronouncements that Russia […]


NATO allies must pool funds or face decline: Gates

NATO allies must pool funds or face decline: Gates

European members of NATO need to pool their defense funds to bolster their declining military power, US Defense Secretary Robert Gates says. The Libya air war has exposed serious shortcomings among NATO allies and European governments will have to agree […]


Ministers Approve Important NATO Reforms

Ministers Approve Important NATO Reforms

NATO Defence Ministers have just approved a set of important reforms. They will make NATO leaner, more flexible, and better able to deal with future challenges. We have agreed to streamline the agencies which run individual NATO projects, such as […]


Spain to have Dual Observation Satellite for both Military and Civilian Use

Spain to have Dual Observation Satellite for both Military and Civilian Use

At the presentation of the Paz satellite on Tuesday, 7 June, the Minister for Defence, Carme Chacón, highlighted that, in a few years’ time, Spain will become “the first European country to have a dual Earth observation system, radar and […]


Multinational exercise kicks off in Macedonia

Multinational exercise kicks off in Macedonia

Members from seven multinational forces gathered in Macedonia June 6 to kick off the 2011 Medical Training Exercise in Central and Eastern Europe, or MEDCEUR 11. MEDCEUR, an annual regional and multilateral exercise sponsored by the Chairman of the Joint […]


 
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