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US: NATO Members Must Pay Fair Share

Posted June 10th, 2011 at 6:10 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates has warned that NATO members that 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 think tank Friday in Brussels, in what is expected to be […]

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US: NATO Members Must Pay Fair Share

Posted June 10th, 2011 at 5:00 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates has warned NATO members that they must increase their defense spending commitments to the alliance. Gates spoke at NATO headquarters in Brussels Friday, in what is expected to be his last major policy speech before retiring at the end of the month. He said U.S. lawmakers are losing patience with […]

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Gates Tells NATO Allies Not to Rush Out of Afghanistan

Posted June 9th, 2011 at 6:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Outgoing U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates has urged NATO allies not to rush out of Afghanistan as the United States prepares to begin its own withdrawal next month. Gates, who is retiring on June 30, attended his final meeting of NATO defense ministers in Brussels Thursday. He said substantial military progress is being made on […]

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NATO Chief Predicts Afghans Will Be In Control by 2014

Posted June 9th, 2011 at 11:55 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates says the U.S. will not make a hasty withdrawal from Afghanistan, and has urged NATO allies not to rush out either. Gates, who attended his final meeting of NATO defense ministers in Brussels Thursday, said substantial military progress is being made on the ground. He warned that those gains could […]

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NATO Chief Predicts Afghans Will Be In Control by 2014

Posted June 9th, 2011 at 7:15 am (UTC-5)
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NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen says operations in Afghanistan remain a “key operational priority” for the alliance and predicted the Afghan government will take full control of security by 2014. He spoke in Brussels at a meeting of NATO defense ministers and those from non-NATO allies in the international security force in Afghanistan. The […]

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NATO, Russia Still Disagree Over Missile Plan

Posted June 8th, 2011 at 7:50 pm (UTC-5)
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NATO and Russia have failed to reach an agreement to cooperate on the alliance’s plan for a missile defense system in Europe. At a meeting Wednesday in Brussels, NATO rejected Moscow’s proposal, which would divide the continent into Russian and NATO zones of responsibility. But NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said the two sides could […]

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Russian, NATO Anti-Terror Exercise

Posted June 7th, 2011 at 6:20 am (UTC-5)
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NATO and Russia are conducting an unprecedented joint anti-terrorism exercise. The first ever cooperative exercise began Tuesday morning with a Polish plane simulating a hijacked civilian aircraft. Russian jets have never taken part in such a NATO exercise. The aerial exercise will test the NATO-Russia Council Cooperative Airspace Initiative (CAI) aimed at preventing the type […]

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6 NATO Troops Killed in Afghanistan

Posted June 4th, 2011 at 6:45 am (UTC-5)
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NATO says a bomb blast has killed four of its service members in Afghanistan. The international coalition say the foreign troops were killed Saturday in the eastern region of the country. Earlier in the day, NATO said two of its members were killed Friday in separate attacks in southern Afghanistan. At least 220 foreign troops […]

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