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Iran Criticizes Planned NATO Radar in Turkey

Posted September 8th, 2011 at 5:45 am (UTC-5)
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Iran has criticized Turkey’s decision to deploy an early warning radar system as part of a NATO missile defense program, saying the move would increase tensions in the region. State-run media on Thursday quoted Foreign Ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast saying Iran expects its neighbors to not promote policies that lead to “complicated consequences.” The 28-member […]

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Turkey Agrees to Host NATO Radar System

Posted September 2nd, 2011 at 4:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Turkey has agreed to deploy an early warning radar system by the end of the year as part of NATO’s missile defense program for Europe. It is aimed at countering the threat of missile attacks from Iran. Turkish military officials said Friday the technical negotiations of the deployment of the defense system in Turkey have […]

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Turkey Agrees to Host NATO Radar System

Posted September 2nd, 2011 at 4:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Turkey has agreed to deploy an early warning radar system by the end of the year as part of NATO’s missile defense program for Europe. It is aimed at countering the threat of missile attacks from Iran. Turkish military officials said Friday the technical negotiations of the deployment of the defense system in Turkey have […]

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4 Police Killed in NATO Airstrike

Posted August 1st, 2011 at 5:30 am (UTC-5)
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A provincial governor in eastern Afghanistan says a NATO airstrike has killed four police officers and wounded two more. Jamaluddin Badar said Monday that another 12 police were detained after the strike. Badar condemned the attack and the arrests at the police post in the Wama district of the Nuristan province bordering Pakistan. He said […]

Hackers Claim They Breached NATO Documents

Posted July 21st, 2011 at 12:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Computer hackers are claiming they have breached a vast collection of NATO documents. They say the documents are so confidential that it would be “irresponsible” to publish most of them. The group called Anonymous said Thursday that it has about 1 gigabyte of information, and posted links to two documents that were labeled “NATO Restricted.” […]

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Missing British Soldier Found Dead

Posted July 4th, 2011 at 3:10 pm (UTC-5)
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A British soldier who went missing in southern Afghanistan Monday has been found dead. Britain’s Defense Ministry said the soldier was found shot dead following an extensive search, but added that the exact cause of death was unknown. Officials say the soldier was based in Helmand province and went missing early Monday morning. Earlier, a […]

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Coalition Force Kills Afghan Soldier

Posted June 20th, 2011 at 5:50 am (UTC-5)
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NATO says an Afghan-led coalition force in the eastern region of the country has killed an Afghan soldier who recently shot dead an Australian service member. The security force killed the Afghan soldier Sunday in Khost province where it had gone to arrest him. NATO says the soldier resisted arrest and was killed in the […]

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NATO: Resource Issue Will Become Critical in Sustained Libyan Operation

Posted June 14th, 2011 at 9:25 am (UTC-5)
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A senior NATO official is warning that the issue of resources will become critical if operations against Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi were to last long. But French General Stephane Abrial, a senior NATO commander, said Tuesday that NATO so far has the means necessary to carry out its mission in the North African country wracked […]

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Serb Nationalists Protest NATO-led Conference in Belgrade

Posted June 13th, 2011 at 5:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Serb nationalists have rallied against NATO in Belgrade, ahead of an international military conference. Angry protesters burned NATO flags and carried banners denouncing the military alliance. Leaders of the Serbian Radical Party, which organized the protests, called President Boris Tadic a traitor and urged him to resign. A group of at least 100 radicals gathered […]

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US: NATO Members Must Pay Fair Share, or Risk Military Irrelevance

Posted June 10th, 2011 at 11:50 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates has warned NATO members they must increase their defense spending commitments or the alliance will face a “dim, if not dismal” future that might not include the United States. Gates spoke at the Security and Defense Agenda meeting Friday in Brussels, in what is expected to be his last major […]

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