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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 […]


EU defence ambitions stuck in no-man’s land

EU defence ambitions stuck in no-man’s land

Europe’s grand defence project, already wounded by divisions over Libya, is stuck in a political no-man’s land as Polish ambitions to revive it face indifference among allies. Poland had signaled for months that breathing new life into European Union defence […]


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 […]


France gives Libya rebels arms but Britain balks

France gives Libya rebels arms but Britain balks

France has acknowledged dropping arms to rebels in Libya, while NATO ally Britain is declining to follow suit over concerns about UN Security Council authorization. The French ambassador to the United Nations Gerard Araud said Wednesday that his country’s delivery […]


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 […]


Libya bombing campaign enters 100th day

Libya bombing campaign enters 100th day

NATO operations in Libya entered a 100th day on Monday with airstrikes having eased the siege of key rebel cities but with Moamer Kadhafi still in power and fears of an open war lingering. Three months after French jets flew […]


Cost of Libya Operations

Cost of Libya Operations

The Secretary of State for Defence, Dr Liam Fox, has informed Parliament that the additional cost of military operations in support of the UN resolution regarding Libya is in the region of £120m, excluding capital munitions costs. In a written […]


Allied Strike 2011 kicks off in Germany

Allied Strike 2011 kicks off in Germany

Allied Strike 2011, the largest joint terminal attack controller and close-air-support exercise in Europe, kicked off here this morning with an opening ceremony which included three airmen jumping out of a C-130J Super Hercules and a welcome address by the […]


 
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