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White House: no Patriot missiles in Syria

Patriot Air Defense Missiles

The White House said Tuesday that NATO would not provide Patriot missile batteries to protect rebel strongholds in Syria, following a request from opposition chief Ahmed Moaz al-Khatib. Khatib asked for an extension of the umbrella provided by Patriot positions […]


Hagel seeks to reassure Poland on missile defense

Hagel seeks to reassure Poland on missile defense

The United States is dedicated to defending Europe from missile attacks despite a US decision to abandon the final phase of a planned anti-missile system, Pentagon chief Chuck Hagel said Friday. In a phone call to Polish Defense Minister Tomasz […]


NATO, Uzbekistan and the ISAF Withdrawal

NATO, Uzbekistan and the ISAF Withdrawal

As ISAF prepares to withdraw its troops from Afghanistan, the instability of transport routes out of the country through Pakistan has opened up a powerful window of opportunity for Uzbekistan. A route northwards through the former Soviet state has become […]


NATO Mulls Funding Afghan Troops Through 2018

NATO Mulls Funding Afghan Troops Through 2018

NATO has said it is strongly considering a proposal to extend funding for a security force of Afghan troops through 2018. The proposal comes amid speculation that the US will reduce support for post-2014 operations. NATO is considering plans to […]


NATO Chief Calls for Defence Cuts Halt

NATO Chief Calls for Defence Cuts Halt

The NATO Secretary General has put out his clearest statement yet that he wants defence cuts to stop before they put populations at risk. Anders Fogh Rasmussen’s words at the Defence Ministers Meeting in Belgium come as David Cameron revealed […]


US withdraws military equipment through Pakistan

US withdraws military equipment through Pakistan

The US military has started to withdraw equipment from Afghanistan through Pakistan ahead of next year’s deadline for combat troops to leave the war against the Taliban, an official said Monday. Two convoys, each hauling 25 shipping containers, entered Pakistan […]


Syria says Israel hit military research center

Syria says Israel hit military research center

An Israeli air strike hit a military research centre near Damascus at dawn on Wednesday, the Syrian army said, denying reports that the raid targeted a weapons convoy near the Lebanese border. Residents who spoke to AFP on condition of […]


RAF Becomes NATO Response Force Lead

RAF Becomes NATO Response Force Lead

The Royal Air Force’s Joint Force Air Component Commander (JFACC) today assumed lead responsibility for the NATO Response Force (NRF). The current incumbents, the German Air Force, were represented by Brigadier General Nolte at a handover of the NRF lead […]


ISAF, NATO employ tactics against ‘insider threats’

ISAF, NATO employ tactics against ‘insider threats’

“Insider-attacks” were recognized as the number-one strategic risk in Afghanistan during a NATO conference Jan. 24, and training to mitigate the threat was discussed by members of the International Security Assistance Force. The International Insider Threat Conference was hosted Jan. […]


 
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