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German Cyber-Defense Center to Launch In 2011

German Cyber-Defense Center to Launch In 2011

An Interior Ministry spokesperson says cyber-attacks against Germany are on the rise, primarily from China. A new center will open next year, and will follow the example laid out by NATO, the United States and Britain. The German government announced […]


Germany’s last military conscripts report for duty

Germany’s last military conscripts report for duty

Some 12,150 young Germans reported for compulsory military service on Monday, the last contingent to do so after the government suspended conscription, a defence ministry spokesman said. From March onwards, only volunteers will be accepted for military service. The government […]


NATO: No Pause in Afghan Winter Fighting

NATO: No Pause in Afghan Winter Fighting

NATO says there will be no letup in fighting during the winter in Afghanistan. A spokesman for NATO’S International Security Assistance Force, German General Josef Blotz, says NATO will maintain pressure on the Taliban during the winter months when fighting […]


Russia to pay almost 2 bln dlrs for French warships

Russia to pay almost 2 bln dlrs for French warships

Russia will pay France 1.37 billion euros (1.81 billion dollars) for two Mistral-class assault warships that Moscow agreed to purchase from the NATO member last week, news reports said Thursday. “The first ship will cost 720 million euros and the […]


Baltic states fault France’s warship deal with Russia

Baltic states fault France’s warship deal with Russia

Vilnius: Lithuania and Latvia on Monday took NATO ally France to task over a warship deal with Russia, with Vilnius warning that Paris was setting a risky precedent. “I think this is a mistake,” Lithuania’s Defence Minister Rasa Jukneviciene told […]


NATO program enhances multinational tactical operations

NATO program enhances multinational tactical operations

SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany: This year, six pilots from the 480th Fighter Squadron here completed Allied Command Europe’s Tactical Leadership Program at Albacete-Los Llanos Air Base, Spain, for the first time. “This training is essential for fighter squadrons in Europe […]


Poland asked US about missile shield uses: WikiLeaks

Poland asked US about missile shield uses: WikiLeaks

The US told Poland that a proposed American and NATO missile shield aimed at defending against attacks from Iran or Syria could be used to stop “missiles coming from elsewhere,” US cables released by WikiLeaks showed Tuesday. Despite repeated claims […]


US, NATO not planning ground ops in Pakistan, officials say

US, NATO not planning ground ops in Pakistan, officials say

WASHINGTON: Neither the United States nor NATO forces are planning to conduct ground operations in Pakistan, Pentagon and International Security Assistance Force officials said today. Press stories suggested the coalition was proposing to launch special operations forces into North Waziristan, […]


Militants destroy NATO trucks in Pakistan: officials

Militants destroy NATO trucks in Pakistan: officials

Taliban militants in northwest Pakistan attacked NATO oil supply trucks with rockets and assault rifles Monday, destroying two vehicles, officials said. Militants fired rockets and then started shooting at the vehicles with assault rifles in Katakasht village near the town […]


 
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