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Britain’s BAE Systems to axe 3,000 jobs

Britain’s BAE Systems to axe 3,000 jobs

British arms manufacturer BAE Systems is to axe up to 3,000 jobs as European governments cut defence budgets, reports said on Sunday. The job losses, which could be announced in the coming week, will focus on the company’s military aircraft […]


European special forces fought in Libya: Iraq FM

European special forces fought in Libya: Iraq FM

European special forces fought alongside Libyan rebels to oust the country’s strongman Moamer Kadhafi, Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari said on Tuesday. “Not only have been there been air attacks on Tripoli and other places, I can tell you there […]


Romania Joins European Missile Defense Project

Romania Joins European Missile Defense Project

The United States welcomes the strong commitment of Romania to join a growing group of allies and partners that are contributing to efforts to counter existing and emerging ballistic missile threats in the Twenty-First Century. Today, Secretary of State Hillary […]


Turkey to host radar for NATO missile defense

Turkey to host radar for NATO missile defense

Turkey plans to deploy an early warning radar by the end of the year as part of NATO’s missile defense system for Europe, officials said Friday. Leaders of the 28-member NATO alliance endorsed plans in Lisbon last year to launch […]


Europe and NATO weakened despite Libya victory

Europe and NATO weakened despite Libya victory

France and Britain proved their military ability in the absence of US leadership in Libya but the European Union and NATO emerged paradoxically weakened, analysts said. Many had warned them against getting bogged down in an Iraq-style quagmire in Libya […]


US may pull tactical nukes out of Europe: report

US may pull tactical nukes out of Europe: report

The United States is in talks with NATO to remove US tactical nuclear weapons from Europe, in a push toward a nuclear-weapons-free world and to cut costs, a Japanese newspaper said Friday. Washington is talking with other NATO member nations […]


Challenges for European Defense Budgets after the Economic Crisis

Challenges for European Defense Budgets after the Economic Crisis

In Europe, some of the most dangerous effects of the 2008 financial and economic crisis have not yet been fully understood. For almost three years, the focus has been on the financial sector, the job market, and the stability of […]


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 […]


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 […]


 
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