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US withdrawal risks NATO ‘stampede’ out of Afghanistan

US withdrawal risks NATO ‘stampede’ out of Afghanistan

The decision by US President Barack Obama to bring home 33,000 troops from Afghanistan by next year risks a rush to pull out among NATO allies after a grinding decade-old war, analysts say. With Europeans focused on containing a debt […]


NATO defends air war, Italy urges end to Libya conflict

NATO defends air war, Italy urges end to Libya conflict

NATO defended the credibility of its air war in Libya after a bomb misfired killing civilians, while Italy called Wednesday for an immediate halt to hostilities to allow the delivery of humanitarian aid. On the diplomatic front, China said on […]


Latvia says could seek NATO support over Mistral threat

Latvia says could seek NATO support over Mistral threat

Latvia will ask NATO for support if Russia deploys French-built Mistral warships in the Baltic Sea because it would change the balance of forces in the region, Defense Minister Artis Pabriks said on Wednesday. Russia and France signed last Friday […]


China: Libya opposition important dialogue partner

China: Libya opposition important dialogue partner

China said Wednesday it recognized Libya’s rebel opposition as an “important dialogue partner”, in a further sign of Beijing’s willingness to get more deeply engaged in the Libyan conflict. The praise for Libya’s National Transitional Council (NTC) came in a […]


Military Chiefs Meet in London to Discuss Libya

Military Chiefs Meet in London to Discuss Libya

Military chiefs from the 15 countries contributing to Operation UNIFIED PROTECTOR, the United Nations-mandated mission to protect civilians in Libya, met in London today to discuss the future of the campaign and its progress to date. UK Chief of the […]


Helicopter lost over Libya is new US drone: officials

Helicopter lost over Libya is new US drone: officials

A drone helicopter that lost radar contact with NATO over Libya is a Fire Scout, an unmanned US chopper, defense officials said Tuesday, revealing the use of the new robotic aircraft in the war. “We don’t know yet” why NATO’s […]


Russia blasts US Navy maneuvers near Georgia

Russia blasts US Navy maneuvers near Georgia

Russia is outraged at the maneuvers of American USS Monterey cruiser carrying the AEGIS air defense system near the Georgian coast on the Black Sea, the Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday. The U.S. warship arrived for joint exercises with Georgia […]


Russian warship joins NATO drills in North Atlantic

Russian warship joins NATO drills in North Atlantic

Russia’s Admiral Chabanenko destroyer from the Northern Fleet will make a port call at the U.S. naval base of Norfolk on Monday in preparation for joint naval drills with NATO warships. Admiral Chabanenko, an Udaloy II class destroyer, and rescue […]


NATO chief says missiles will not target Russia

NATO chief says missiles will not target Russia

NATO leader Anders Fogh Rasmussen said Wednesday that the Western military alliance would not attack Russia, as he sought to soothe Moscow’s concerns over NATO’s missile defence system. Rasmussen said Russian rhetoric was unnecessary and stuck in the past, as […]


 
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