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NATO Aims to Ease Russian Fears

Posted December 7th, 2011 at 5:20 am (UTC-5)
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NATO is hoping it can ease a rift with Russia over plans for a missile defense system. NATO foreign ministers are set to start two days of talks in Brussels Wednesday. Much of the focus will be on the organization’s plans for a joint U.S.-NATO missile defense across Europe. The United States and NATO say […]

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Pakistan to Respond ‘Instantly’ to Any Border Aggression

Posted December 2nd, 2011 at 7:15 pm (UTC-5)
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The head of Pakistan’s military has ordered his country’s forces to respond instantly to any future aggression along the border with Afghanistan without waiting for instructions from high command. Pakistani military sources confirmed to VOA Friday that General Ashfaq Kayani has told his soldiers to fully retaliate “irrespective of the cost and consequences” to any […]

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Pakistan to Respond ‘Instantly’ to Any Border Aggression

Posted December 2nd, 2011 at 3:15 pm (UTC-5)
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The head of Pakistan’s military has ordered his country’s forces to respond instantly to any future aggression along the border with Afghanistan without waiting for instructions from high command. Pakistani military sources confirmed to VOA Friday that General Ashfaq Kayani has told his soldiers to fully retaliate “irrespective of the cost and consequences” to any […]

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Pakistan to Respond ‘Instantly’ to Any Border Aggression

Posted December 2nd, 2011 at 10:05 am (UTC-5)
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The head of Pakistan’s military has ordered his country’s forces to respond instantly to any future aggression along the border with Afghanistan without waiting for instructions from high command. Pakistani military sources confirmed to VOA Friday that General Ashfaq Kayani has told his soldiers to fully retaliate “irrespective of the cost and consequences” to any […]

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Pakistan Defends Lack of Action in NATO Strike

Posted December 2nd, 2011 at 7:10 am (UTC-5)
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Pakistan’s military says a communications breakdown prevented it from responding effectively to the deadly NATO bombing on two border outposts that killed 24 Pakistani soldiers. The Pakistan military said Friday its ability to defend its troops was hampered by a “breakdown of communication” at various levels within the organization. Pakistan says the attack was unprovoked. […]

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Report: Pakistan Gave OK to Deadly US Airstrike

Posted December 2nd, 2011 at 3:30 am (UTC-5)
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A prominent U.S. newspaper is quoting U.S. officials as saying Pakistani authorities gave their approval for the November 27 NATO airstrike that killed 24 Pakistani troops, unaware that their forces were in the area. The Wall Street Journal said Friday U.S. officials have offered the first “detailed explanation” of the “worst friendly-fire incident” of the […]

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Afghan President Says Second Troop Transition to Begin Soon

Posted November 27th, 2011 at 1:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Afghan President Hamid Karzai says his nation’s forces will soon take charge of security in more than half of Afghanistan, marking the second step of a transition that will see NATO combat forces leave by 2014. In a statement issued Sunday, President Karzai said that six provinces, seven cities and dozens of districts — mostly […]

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NATO Chief Says Georgia Needs Further Reforms Before Membership

Posted November 10th, 2011 at 5:35 am (UTC-5)
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NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen says Georgia has made a lot of progress but still needs further reforms before being admitted to the alliance. He spoke Wednesday in the capital, Tblisi, after meeting with Georgian Prime Minister Nika Gilauri and other officials. Rasmussen said upcoming elections in Georgia will be a key test of its […]

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Obama, NATO Secretary-General Meet at White House

Posted November 7th, 2011 at 10:05 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama met with NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen at the White House Monday for talks that covered Libya and other topics. The White House issued a statement Monday, saying Mr. Obama thanked Rasmussen for “his strong and effective leadership” during NATO’s seven-month operation in Libya. The statement said the president and the […]

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US General Fired Over Comments About Afghanistan

Posted November 4th, 2011 at 6:45 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S. and NATO commander in Afghanistan has fired a senior officer for making public comments critical of Afghan President Hamid Karzai and his government. General John Allen issued a statement Friday saying that Major General Peter Fuller has been relieved of his duties as deputy commander for the Afghan training mission. In a recent […]

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