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US team seeking missing missiles in Libya

US team seeking missing missiles in Libya

The United States has a team of experts on the ground in Libya helping the authorities find missing surface-to-air missiles that could threaten civil aviation, a US official said Friday. Andrew Shapiro, assistant secretary of state for political and military […]


Budget crisis, military spending cuts may impact future Afghanistan mission

Budget crisis, military spending cuts may impact future Afghanistan mission

The worldwide economic crisis is having an impact on the NATO mission militarily as the alliance transitions to a post-International Security Assistance Force environment, said the commander of U.S. Army Europe during a bloggers roundtable today. Lt. Gen. Mark Hertling, […]


Spain Will Port US Ships to Support NATO Missile Defense

Spain Will Port US Ships to Support NATO Missile Defense

Spain’s agreement to port U.S. ships at Naval Station Rota on the Atlantic coast will forge a deeper bilateral security relationship between the two nations and support NATO’s missile defense system, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta said here today. Late […]


Israeli Arms Exports Reach $7 Billion

Israeli Arms Exports Reach $7 Billion

In the decade since the September 11th terrorist attacks in the United States, global awareness about terrorism has significantly increased. According to the Defense Ministry’s defense export and defense cooperation branch (SIBAT), the value of Israel’s security exports was about […]


After Libya, US cannot bail out NATO shortfalls: Panetta

After Libya, US cannot bail out NATO shortfalls: Panetta

The US defense chief warned NATO allies on Wednesday that they can no longer depend on the United States to make up for the type of military shortfalls witnessed in the Libyan and Afghan wars. With the US military facing […]


Secretary General Sets Stage for NATO Defense Ministers Meeting

Secretary General Sets Stage for NATO Defense Ministers Meeting

NATO defense ministers will discuss operations in Libya, Afghanistan and Kosovo, as well as the need for the alliance to increase its capabilities, when they meet in Brussels later this week, Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said today. Defense Secretary […]


Combat continues as NATO draws harsh lessons from Libya

Combat continues as NATO draws harsh lessons from Libya

NATO allies are savouring a bittersweet achievement in Libya: while the air campaign appears close to victory, the mission exposed major frailties in their ability to carry out a fight. While Libya’s new regime battles to defeat the last forces […]


Thousands of Libya missiles on the loose

Thousands of Libya missiles on the loose

At first glance, it seems nothing unusual or hinting of danger — just a few wooden munitions cases piled up in the corner of a vast hangar on the outskirts of Benghazi in eastern Libya. But the cases’ rectangular shape, […]


Russia Wants Missile-Defense Legal Guarantees

Russia Wants Missile-Defense Legal Guarantees

Russia’s foreign minister has reiterated concerns over U.S. missile-defense plans in Europe, saying his country needs “solid legal guarantees” the deployments won’t upset the strategic and regional nuclear balance. “It is not enough to make statements that the increase in […]


Fears over mass spread of Libya weapons

Fears over mass spread of Libya weapons

From teenagers brandishing Kalashnikov rifles on the streets of Tripoli to fighters with shoulder-mounted grenade launchers on Libya’s front lines, rarely has a country seen so many weapons in so many hands. And the proliferation of arms — raided from […]


 
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