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Ukraine troops abandon airport in bloody day of conflict

Ukraine war

Ukrainian forces on Thursday abandoned their defense of a long-disputed airport in the country’s separatist east and vowed a response to Russia’s escalating “aggression” in one of the deadliest days of the nine-month war. In a graphic illustration of the […]


NATO chief urges Germany to lead way on defense spending

NATO chief urges Germany to lead way on defense spending

NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg urged Germany on a visit to Berlin Wednesday to mirror its leadership role in Europe as the bloc’s biggest economy in its defense spending. Describing Germany as a “staunch and important” NATO ally, Stoltenberg stressed the […]


Sweden confirms second ‘submarine’ sighting

Sweden confirms second ‘submarine’ sighting

Sweden’s military on Sunday confirmed a second sighting in October of what appeared to have been a submarine in waters near Stockholm city center, not long after a search had been launched for a suspected Russian submarine off the coast. […]


Four Polish MiG-29s Deploy to Lithuania

Four Polish MiG-29s Deploy to Lithuania

On January 8 four MiG-29 fighters of the Polish Air Force will land at the Lithuanian Air Force Base at ┼áiauliai to join the Baltic Air Policing Mission. The Polish contribution will reinforce the mission carried out an Italian air […]


DoD Announces European Infrastructure Consolidation Actions and F-35 Basing in Europe

DoD Announces European Infrastructure Consolidation Actions and F-35 Basing in Europe

The Department of Defense announced today the consolidation of some U.S. infrastructure in Europe, including the return of 15 sites to their host nations. These actions, taken as part of the European Infrastructure Consolidation (EIC) process, will save the U.S. […]


Eurofighter Aircraft Join NATO Mission for Baltic Air Police

Eurofighter Aircraft Join NATO Mission for Baltic Air Police

On 31 December at the a ceremony, held at the Lithuanian Air Force Base in ┼áiauliai, the key for the Baltic airspace was handed over from the Portuguese Air Force to the Italian counterparts. Since 1 January Italy will be […]


France wants firm signs of Ukraine peace before Russia warship delivery

France wants firm signs of Ukraine peace before Russia warship delivery

France would only deliver two warships ordered by Russia if there were concrete signs of lasting peace in Ukraine, the French defence minister said Thursday. Russia has been accused by the West of arming and bankrolling a rebellion in eastern […]


Afghanistan faces economic timebomb as NATO war ends

Afghanistan faces economic timebomb as NATO war ends

The Taliban insurgency may still be raging but the poor state of the economy could pose a bigger threat to Afghanistan’s long-term viability, and huge mineral reserves are unlikely to offer a quick fix. In Kabul’s Sarayee Shahzada market, moneychangers […]


New Russian military doctrine labels NATO security threat

New Russian military doctrine labels NATO security threat

The Kremlin on Friday published a revised military doctrine that labels NATO a fundamental threat to Russian security, and reflects the dramatically deteriorated relations between Moscow and the West. Approved by Russian President Vladimir Putin, the doctrine decries the “reinforcement […]


 
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