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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 […]


Thunderbirds set to kick off 2011 European tour in Turkey

Thunderbirds set to kick off 2011 European tour in Turkey

The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds are practiced and ready to perform the first official demonstration of their 2011 European Tour. The team brought 78 of its nearly 120 Airmen on the six-week, transcontinental trip, arriving earlier this week at Cigli […]


Obama in call for transatlantic renewal

Obama in call for transatlantic renewal

US President Barack Obama was due in France Thursday after delivering a powerful speech to Britain’s parliament exalting the future of the transatlantic alliance in the face of the emerging world’s rapid rise. But the gap between soaring oratory and […]


US, European banks invest billions in cluster bombs: NGOs

US and European financial firms are still investing billions of dollars in cluster bomb producers despite a global ban on a weapon that maims and kills civilians, NGOs said Wednesday. The US financial titans JP Morgan Chase and Goldman Sachs […]


 
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