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Precision and Purpose: Airpower in the Libyan Civil War

French Air Force Mirage 2000 jet fighter

Between March and October 2011, a coalition of North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) member states and several partner nations waged a war against Muammar Qaddafi’s Libyan regime that stemmed and then reversed the tide of Libya’s civil war, preventing Qaddafi […]


Georgia launches joint drills with five NATO countries

Georgia launches joint drills with five NATO countries

Georgian troops on Wednesday launched joint military exercises with United States marines and soldiers from four Eastern European NATO members, the pro-Western ex-Soviet nation’s defence ministry said. The drills dubbed “Agile Spirit 2015″ are part of a “substantive package” of […]


NATO Welcomes Activation of New Air Command and Control System

NATO Welcomes Activation of New Air Command and Control System

NATO Assistant Secretary General for Defence Investment Patrick Auroy welcomed the activation of NATO’s new Air Command and Control System (ACCS). Italy recently decided to declare the first ACCS site operational, with other NATO and national sites to follow in […]


NATO keeps mum on ‘Baltic brigade’ request: Lithuania

NATO keeps mum on ‘Baltic brigade’ request: Lithuania

Vilnius: NATO has vowed to hold “continuous” military exercises in eastern Europe to deter Russia but has yet to respond to a request by Baltic states for a permanent brigade, Lithuania said Wednesday. In May, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia formally […]


German Minister Calls for More NATO Defense Spending

German Minister Calls for More NATO Defense Spending

Germany’s Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen has urged NATO states to adhere to the two-percent target for military spending. She was speaking on the 60th anniversary of West Germany joining the alliance. Speaking in Berlin on Tuesday, von der […]


US Think Tank: Nordic-Baltic-Polish 9 Should Boost Security

Russian Air Force Fighter Aircraft

According to a report by the think tank Center of European Policy Analysis, Russian troops performed an island attack exercise over the Gulf of Finland in March of this year. The report emphasised a need for increased security and cooperation […]


NATO Not Interested In Arms Race with Russia

NATO Not Interested In Arms Race with Russia

NATO has approved an array of military upgrades but insists it will not be dragged into an arms race with Russia. The alliance’s Response Force, which was 13,000-strong at the start of 2015, will be increased to 40,000. Defense ministers […]


NATO, US Muscle Flexing Pulls Nukes Back Into Global Game of Thrones

NATO, US Muscle Flexing Pulls Nukes Back Into Global Game of Thrones

NATO’s military buildup on Russia’s borders, as well as the US muscle flexing in Europe has resulted in what German newspaper Suddeutsche Zeitung called a return to nuclear deterrence. Five years ago, in 2010, the leaders of Russia and the […]


US to Position Tanks, Arms In 7 European Nations

An M1A2 Abrams tank unloads from a C-17, Burgas, Bulgaria, June 20, 2015. Transported as part of a tank section from Germany to Bulgaria, the Abrams tank will be used by Soldiers, from 3rd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, and 2nd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment, alongside Bulgarian soldiers, from the 6th Brigade Battle Group, during a tank live-fire exercise during Operation Speed and Power.

U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Tuesday the U.S. will pre-position about 250 tanks, Bradley infantry fighting vehicles and self-propelled howitzers in eastern and central Europe in a move meant to reassure NATO allies unnerved by threats seen from Russia […]


US to deploy heavy weapons on NATO’s eastern flank

US to deploy heavy weapons on NATO’s eastern flank

The US will deploy heavy weapons in central and eastern Europe for the first time, Washington said Tuesday, in the midst of the worst stand-off between Russia and the West since the Cold War, triggered by the crisis in Ukraine. […]


 
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