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NATO Appears On Course for New Strategic Concept

NATO Appears On Course for New Strategic Concept

NATO members look beyond the alliance’s current problems to plot its future course. The organization’s present model, established in 1999, was crafted before al Qaeda, cyber warfare and piracy posed security threats. The North Atlantic Treaty Organization could be on […]


French Defense Minister Says Afghanistan Is ‘A Trap’

French Defense Minister Says Afghanistan Is ‘A Trap’

France’s new defense minister is warning Afghanistan is “a trap” for allied troops. Alain Juppe told Europe-1 radio Wednesday France wants to begin pulling its forces out of Afghanistan and will discuss the possibility of a more expansive drawdown of […]


White House Details U.S. Goals at Lisbon Summit

White House Details U.S. Goals at Lisbon Summit

WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama‚Äôs goals in attending the NATO Summit in Lisbon, Portugal, this week are to reinvigorate the alliance and to discuss the way forward in Afghanistan, White House officials said here yesterday. The president leaves tomorrow and will […]


NATO targets 2014 handover of Afghan war to Kabul

NATO targets 2014 handover of Afghan war to Kabul

LISBON: The NATO allies open a two-day summit Friday to back a 2014 target for ceding control over the bogged-down Afghan war to Kabul. After nine years of war provoked by Al-Qaeda’s 9/11 attack, 2,200 troops killed among US-led forces, […]


NATO launches into new era under Afghan cloud

NATO launches into new era under Afghan cloud

Brussels: NATO opens a new chapter in its history this week when it maps out an end to the combat mission in Afghanistan and draws lessons from the costly war to help shape its vision for the next decade. Leaders […]


NATO eyes ‘fresh start’ with Russia

NATO eyes ‘fresh start’ with Russia

Brussels: NATO will launch a “fresh start” with Russia this week with a deal to step up collaboration on Afghanistan and efforts to end suspicion over a European missile shield, the alliance’s chief said Monday. NATO leaders meeting in Lisbon […]


Afghan blasts kill soldiers, police, civilians

Afghan blasts kill soldiers, police, civilians

KABUL: Five foreign soldiers and three police officers were killed in Afghanistan on Sunday, while three civilians lost their lives in separate blasts caused by home-made devices, NATO and the government said. NATO’s International Security Assistance Force also said that […]


Mercedes-Benz LAPV 5.4 ENOK Handed Over to the Military

Mercedes-Benz LAPV 5.4 ENOK Handed Over to the Military

KOBLENZ, Germany: Daimler AG has handed over the first series-production example of the Mercedes-Benz LAPV 5.4, military designation ENOK, to the Federal Office of Defence Technology and Procurement (BWB) and the army on the premises of the company-owned Mercedes-Benz sales […]


Signal training for Afghan Forces

Signal training for Afghan Forces

KABUL, Afghanistan: NATO Air Training Command-Afghanistan advisors and AAF Life Support members conducted a field training class on survival signaling Nov 3. After an aircraft crash, the first line of defense for survival is knowing how to use signaling devices […]


NATO to keep nuclear weapons

NATO to keep nuclear weapons

Halifax, Canada: NATO leaders are unlikely to agree to reduce the defense organization’s tactical nuclear stockpiles when they meet later this month, defense officials said Saturday. The leaders are to meet in Lisbon on November 19-20 to map out the […]


 
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