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NATO to Extend NATO’s Counter-Piracy Mission Until 2016

NATO to Extend NATO’s Counter-Piracy Mission Until 2016

NATO Defence Ministers on Tuesday (3 June) decided to extend NATO’s counter-piracy operation Ocean Shield until the end of 2016. Since August 2009, NATO ships have patrolled the waters off the Horn of Africa as part of Operation Ocean Shield. […]


Russia, friend or foe for NATO?

Russia, friend or foe for NATO?

Friend or foe? Russian intervention in Ukraine has set off an anguished debate within NATO over how to deal with a newly assertive Moscow ready to defy the West. For some, President Vladimir Putin’s annexation of Crimea in March shows […]


NATO, Russia ‘fundamentally’ differ over Ukraine crisis

NATO, Russia ‘fundamentally’ differ over Ukraine crisis

NATO and Russia had a “very frank” exchange of views on the Ukraine crisis Monday but found no common ground in the first such meeting since Moscow annexed Crimea, officials said. “I can say it was a very frank exchange […]


Actions Underscore Worldwide Commitment, Official Says

Actions Underscore Worldwide Commitment, Official Says

The United States is demonstrating its continued commitment to collective security through a series of actions designed to reassure NATO allies and partners of America’s dedication to enduring peace and stability in the region, in light of the Russian intervention […]


Coup Leads US to Curtail Thai Military Engagements

Coup Leads US to Curtail Thai Military Engagements

Following a coup by the Thai military, the United States has curtailed military-to-military engagement with the Kingdom of Thailand in accordance with U.S. law, Pentagon press secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said in a written statement today. The Royal […]


US sends another warship to the Black Sea

US sends another warship to the Black Sea

The US Navy is sending a guided missile cruiser to the Black Sea, the Pentagon said Tuesday, the latest bid by Washington to to reassure allies worried over Russia’s intervention in Ukraine. “I can confirm the Vella Gulf, a Navy […]


Russia orders troops back to bases ahead of Ukraine vote

Russia orders troops back to bases ahead of Ukraine vote

Russia said Monday it had ordered troops near the border with Ukraine to return to their bases, just days ahead of a crucial presidential vote aimed at bringing the country out of deep crisis. In a move that could ease […]


Spiegel: NATO Unprepared If Russia Moved Into Baltic Members

Spiegel: NATO Unprepared If Russia Moved Into Baltic Members

According to the German magazine Spiegel, NATO is examining scenarios in the event of a Russian military move in Eastern Europe. Alarm bells are already ringing in eastern states, and NATO is keen to show it could cope. The article, […]


Russia to reinforce Crimea fleet: minister

Russia to reinforce Crimea fleet: minister

Russia plans to reinforce its Black Sea Fleet based in Crimea, which it annexed from Ukraine in March, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said on Tuesday. “This year, the Black Sea fleet will receive (new) submarines and new-generation ships,” Shoigu said […]


 
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