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Pakistani President to Attend NATO Summit in Chicago

Posted May 17th, 2012 at 5:25 am (UTC-5)
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Pakistani officials say President Asif Ali Zardari will attend the upcoming NATO summit in Chicago, after Pakistan’s cabinet endorsed a last-minute invitation to discuss the situation in Afghanistan. NATO made the invitation to President Zardari earlier this week after Pakistan suggested it would soon re-open ground supply routes to international troops in Afghanistan. Islamabad closed […]

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NATO Invites Pakistan to Upcoming Afghan Summit

Posted May 15th, 2012 at 1:15 pm (UTC-5)
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NATO has invited Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari to the alliance’s summit in Chicago, a day after the country’s prime minister proposed reopening ground supply routes to international troops in Afghanistan. Mr. Zardari’s spokesman said the president was considering the invitation, which he described as “unconditional” and not linked to the opening of supply lines […]

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NATO Invites Pakistan to Upcoming Afghan Summit

Posted May 15th, 2012 at 10:20 am (UTC-5)
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NATO has invited Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari to the alliance’s summit in Chicago, a day after the country’s prime minister proposed reopening ground supply routes to international troops in Afghanistan. Mr. Zardari’s spokesman said the president was considering the invitation, which he described as “unconditional” and not linked to the opening of supply lines […]

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NATO Chief Says Alliance Moving Forward with Missile Shield

Posted May 14th, 2012 at 3:10 am (UTC-5)
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NATO chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen says the alliance has conducted a successful test of its missile defense system for Europe. In an opinion piece in The Wall Street Journal, Rasmussen said NATO plans to declare an “interim capability” for the anti-ballistic missile system at a conference later this month. He said the system will still […]

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Russia Criticizes NATO’s Withdrawal From Afghanistan

Posted April 19th, 2012 at 11:05 am (UTC-5)
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Russia is criticizing NATO’s plans to withdraw combat troops from Afghanistan by the end of 2014. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Thursday, “as long as Afghanistan is not able to ensure by itself security in the country, the artificial timelines of withdrawal are not correct and should not be set.” He made the comments […]

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NATO Finalizing Long-Term Commitment in Afghanistan

Posted April 18th, 2012 at 6:30 pm (UTC-5)
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NATO’s chief says coalition members have begun outlining their future commitments to Afghanistan after international combat troops leave the country by a 2014 deadline. During Wednesday’s meeting of NATO foreign and defense ministers in Brussels, Secretary-General Anders-Fogh Rasmussen told reporters that a number of member-states put forward planned financial contributions to Afghan security forces. He […]

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NATO Finalizing Long-Term Commitment in Afghanistan

Posted April 18th, 2012 at 2:25 pm (UTC-5)
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NATO’s chief says coalition members have begun outlining their future commitments to Afghanistan after international combat troops leave the country and transfer security responsibility to local forces by a 2014 deadline. NATO Secretary-General Anders-Fogh Rasmussen told reporters that a number of member-states put forward planned financial contributions to Afghan security forces during Wednesday’s meeting of […]

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NATO Pledges Commitment to Afghanistan Despite Costs

Posted April 18th, 2012 at 9:30 am (UTC-5)
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NATO says it will not abandon Afghanistan to its enemies despite the financial costs. The United States and NATO plan to pull combat troops out of the county by 2014. But in prepared remarks Wednesday, NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen warned those seeking to undermine the Afghan government, “you just can’t wait us out,” saying […]

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NATO Pledges Commitment to Afghanistan Despite Costs

Posted April 18th, 2012 at 5:45 am (UTC-5)
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NATO says it will not abandon Afghanistan to its enemies despite the financial costs. The United States and NATO plan to pull combat troops out of the county by 2014. And in prepared remarks Wednesday, NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen warned those seeking to undermine the Afghan government, “you just can’t wait us out,” […]

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3 NATO Troops Killed by Afghan Forces

Posted March 26th, 2012 at 7:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Three coalition troops — two British and one American — were killed Monday by Afghan security forces in two separate incidents. NATO officials say that in the first incident, two British soldiers were shot dead at a NATO base in Lashkar Gah in southern Helmand province. Coalition troops returned fire, killing the attacker, who was […]

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