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Baltics to ask NATO for thousands of troops

Baltics to ask NATO for thousands of troops

The Baltic states will formally ask NATO to deploy several thousand troops as a deterrent to Russia, Lithuania said Thursday, but the alliance gave no assurance that the request would be accepted. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said at meeting […]


DoD to Restructure US Aviation Brigade In Germany

DoD to Restructure US Aviation Brigade In Germany

The Defense Department will restructure the 12th Combat Aviation Brigade and subordinate units in Germany as part of the Army’s Aviation Restructuring Initiative in Europe, defense officials said today in a statement. The 12th CAB restructuring will reduce the U.S. […]


If NATO Were A Computer OS It Would Probably Crash

If NATO Were A Computer OS It Would Probably Crash

In an article published yesterday in the European edition of Politico, former Supreme Allied Commander of NATO, Admiral James Stavridis, USN (Ret.) attempts to make the case for a new NATO. To freshen up the idea, Admiral Stavridis asks the […]


Sweden Eyes Closer Defence Ties with NATO

Sweden Eyes Closer Defence Ties with NATO

A new defence strategy bid set to be unveiled by the Swedish government on Friday calls for increased co-operation with Nato, Swedish newspaper Svenska Dagbladet reports. Nato membership is a long-running debate in Sweden, with Prime Minister Stefan Löfven’s ruling […]


China, Russia and eastern Europe boost defence spending: study

China, Russia and eastern Europe boost defence spending: study

Military spending increased sharply in 2014 in China and Russia and the Ukraine conflict prompted eastern European countries to boost their defence programs, according to a study by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) released Monday. The United States […]


Nordics to Step Up Security Cooperation On Perceived Russian Threat

Nordics to Step Up Security Cooperation On Perceived Russian Threat

Norwegian daily Aftenposten reported Thursday on the defence cooperation agreement involving Finland, Sweden, Norway, Iceland and Denmark in an op-ed undersigned by their respective Defence Ministers. The background to the intensified collaboration was said to be the perceived threat posed […]


First Air National Guard Theater Security Package Deploys to Europe

First Air National Guard Theater Security Package Deploys to Europe

The U.S. Air Force deployed 12 F-15 Eagle fighter aircraft and approximately 200 Airmen as the first Air National Guard theater security package in Europe to support Operation Atlantic Resolve this week. The aircraft and Airmen, from the 125th Fighter […]


Russia-friendly Greece could ‘paralyze’ NATO

Russia-friendly Greece could ‘paralyze’ NATO

A Moscow-friendly Greece could paralyse NATO’s ability to react to Russian aggression, former US national security adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski warned Wednesday. Athens could use its veto to slow the alliance’s response if Russia set its sights on its Baltic member […]


Russian bombers spark NATO scramble, protest in Baltic

Russian bombers spark NATO scramble, protest in Baltic

NATO jets were scrambled Tuesday to escort Russian fighters and nuclear-capable bombers flying near the Baltic states and Sweden with their transponders switched off, sparking protests over the danger they posed to civil aviation. Lithuania’s defence ministry spokeswoman Asta Galdikaite […]


 
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