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A Timeline of NATO Involvement in the Libyan Revolution

Posted October 31st, 2011 at 5:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Here is a timeline that tracks NATO’s involvement in the Libyan revolution: February 26, 2011: U.N. Security Council imposes sanctions on Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi and his family as his government continues a bloody crackdown on rebels. Sanctions come 11 days after anti-government riots in Benghazi, inspired by Arab Spring revolts in Tunisia and Egypt. […]

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NATO Airstrike Kills Insurgents

Posted October 21st, 2011 at 4:00 am (UTC-5)
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NATO says coalition and Afghan forces have carried out an airstrike in Zabul province, killing “numerous” insurgents. The international alliance did not give a specific number for the militant deaths. The coalition said Friday two suspected insurgents were detained in the operation. NATO has been embroiled in a decade-long war against the Taliban and affiliated […]

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NATO Warns Kosovo Serbs to Remove Roadblocks

Posted October 18th, 2011 at 2:00 pm (UTC-5)
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The commander of NATO-led peacekeepers in Kosovo says he is disappointed with the Serbs’ failure to comply with the NATO deadline to remove a series of roadblocks. In a statement Tuesday, General Erhard Drews said he will wait for the outcome of a Wednesday meeting of Kosovo Serb leaders to discuss whether to lift the […]

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Serbs Resist NATO Deadline to Remove Kosovo Roadblocks

Posted October 18th, 2011 at 10:45 am (UTC-5)
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Serbs have resisted a NATO deadline to remove a series of roadblocks as part of a months-long standoff involving control of northern border crossings. Dozens of Serbs gathered Tuesday to protect the roadblocks from removal by NATO peacekeepers. NATO’s peacekeeping force in Kosovo had given local ethnic Serbs until Tuesday to take down the 16 […]

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Serbs Plan to Resist NATO Attempt to Tear Down Kosovo Barricades

Posted October 17th, 2011 at 4:30 pm (UTC-5)
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NATO peacekeepers in Kosovo are now giving ethnic Serbs until Tuesday to take down roadblocks near northern border crossings or they say the troops will do it themselves. Commander Erhard Drews originally had given the Serbs a Monday deadline, but extended it 24 hours. The barricades are stopping NATO convoys from getting through to supply […]

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NATO Gives Kosovo Serbs Monday Deadline to Stop Blocking Border Crossing

Posted October 16th, 2011 at 6:15 pm (UTC-5)
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NATO peacekeepers in Kosovo are giving ethnic Serbs until Monday to take down roadblocks at a northern border crossing with Serbia, or they say the troops will do it themselves. Commander Erhard Drews is demanding unconditional and permanent access to the border by peacekeepers. He said Sunday NATO’s mission in Kosovo is to preserve freedom […]

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Panetta: NATO Can No Longer Rely on US to Cover Financial Shortfalls

Posted October 5th, 2011 at 7:05 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. Defense Chief Leon Panetta has warned NATO defense ministers that they can no longer count on the United States to cover financial shortfalls plaguing coalition operations in Libya and Afghanistan. The ministers met Wednesday in Brussels to discuss the NATO mission in Libya, the war in Afghanistan, and efforts to acquire necessary resources as […]

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NATO Defense Ministers Meet on Libya, Afghanistan

Posted October 5th, 2011 at 10:05 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. Defense Chief Leon Panetta has warned NATO defense ministers that they can no longer count on the United States to cover financial shortfalls that have plagued alliance operations in Libya and Afghanistan. NATO defense ministers are meeting Wednesday in Brussels to discuss the alliance’s ongoing mission in Libya, the war in Afghanistan and efforts […]

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NATO Defense Ministers Meet on Libya, Afghanistan

Posted October 5th, 2011 at 5:25 am (UTC-5)
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NATO defense ministers are meeting Wednesday in Brussels to discuss the alliance’s ongoing mission in Libya, the war in Afghanistan and efforts to acquire necessary resources as members face budget cuts. Ahead of the talks, U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta said NATO members must work more closely than ever, and warned it is wrong […]

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NATO Defense Ministers Meet on Libya, Afghanistan

Posted October 5th, 2011 at 3:55 am (UTC-5)
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NATO defense ministers are meeting Wednesday to discuss the alliance’s ongoing mission in Libya, the war in Afghanistan and efforts to acquire necessary resources as members face budget cuts. The talks at NATO headquarters in Brussels come as NATO warplanes continue to carry out airstrikes against forces loyal to former Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi. NATO […]

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