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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...

RAF Typhoons Intercept Russian Aircraft Near Estonia

RAF Typhoon jets operating as part of NATO’s Baltic Air Policing mission have intercepted Russian military aircraft near Baltic airspace. The jets, which deployed to...

Georgia PM appoints pro-West defence chief with eye on NATO

Georgia's acting prime minister Irakli Garibashvili on Friday appointed a staunchly pro-Western politician as his new defence minister in a move aimed at boosting...

Finland contacts reservists, denies move due to security concerns

Finland has contacted nearly a million reservists by e-mail but an armed forces spokesman on Saturday denied the move was motivated by security concerns. "This...

Birds of prey help NATO warplanes police Baltic air

A NATO mission policing Baltic airspace amid heightened tensions with Russia has forged a rather exotic alliance to ensure the safety of pilots and...

NATO allies make splash during Exercise Flaming Thunder

With the target in sight, instructions are relayed to waiting artillerymen - a fire mission is underway. With a deep thud, followed by a...

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...

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...

Sweden raises defence budget amid Russia concerns

Sweden will raise defence spending by 10.2 billion kronor (1.09 billion euros, $1.18 billion) for the period 2016 to 2020, the government said Friday...

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...