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Smart Defense Team Helps NATO Face Lean Times

Smart Defense Team Helps NATO Face Lean Times

As the cost of militaries increase, NATO allies can benefit from an efficiencies-driven Smart Defense program, Allied Command Transformation officials said here yesterday. Army Lt. Col. William Brown III, ACT Core Team member, and Richard Perks, ACT Capability Development Strategist […]


Missiles on Syria border prelude to intervention: report

Missiles on Syria border prelude to intervention: report

NATO’s deployment of Patriot missiles on Turkey’s restive border with Syria is a prelude to military intervention in the country to help “terrorist groups,” a pro-regime newspaper reported on Tuesday. The pro-regime Al-Watan newspaper said that the deployment of missiles […]


Afghan AF, NATO Air Training Command Sign Joint Strategic Flightplan

Afghan AF, NATO Air Training Command Sign Joint Strategic Flightplan

Maj. Gen. Abdul Wahab Wardak, commander of the Afghan air force, and Brig. Gen. Steven Shepro, commander of NATO Air Training Command-Afghanistan, signed the first-ever combined strategy into effect at a Nov. 28 ceremony at the NATC-A headquarters at the […]


Dutch to send Patriot missiles to Turkey-Syria border

Patriot Air Defense Missiles

The Dutch cabinet on Friday gave the go-ahead to sending NATO Patriot missiles to Turkey to defend its border against Syria, along with a maximum 360 soldiers to operate them. “The cabinet has decided shortly to send two Dutch Patriot […]


NATO Approves Turkey’s Request for Patriot Missiles

NATO Approves Turkey’s Request for Patriot Missiles

NATO foreign ministers have agreed to Turkey’s request for Patriot anti-missile batteries to defend the country against possible airstrikes from neighboring Syria. The decision came during the first of two days of meetings at alliance headquarters in Brussels, with ministers […]


NATO Discusses Afghanistan’s Future After Troop Withdrawal

NATO Discusses Afghanistan’s Future After Troop Withdrawal

NATO foreign ministers have tackled the problem of Afghanistan’s future after the alliance withdraws its troops in 2014. Germany has warned of possible chaos after the end of the combat mission. At the NATO talks in Brussels Wednesday, Germany’s Foreign […]


Deploying Patriots in Turkey to take some weeks: US

Patriot Air Defense Missiles

Even if NATO foreign ministers approve Turkey’s request to deploy Patriot missiles on the border with Syria as expected, it will still take some weeks to get them in place, a top US official said Monday. The United States was […]


Post-2014 Afghanistan Troop Levels Remain Undecided

Post-2014 Afghanistan Troop Levels Remain Undecided

Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta has yet to forward a recommendation to the White House on how many U.S. troops should remain in Afghanistan after 2014, Pentagon Press Secretary George Little said today. “It’s entirely premature to speculate on troop […]


Russia Opposes NATO Missiles In Turkey

Russia Opposes NATO Missiles In Turkey

Russia has said it opposes the potential deployment of NATO missiles in Turkey. Proponents say the move could help secure Turkey’s border with Syria, currently embroiled in civil war. Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman Alexander Lukashevich voiced Moscow’s concern over NATO’s […]


 
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