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http://www.atlanticcouncil.org/events/past-events/thomas-enders-delivers-remarks-on-the-state-of-european-defense
The head of European aerospace giant Airbus, Thomas Enders, lashed out at what he saw as Germany's risk aversion in matters of defence policy in a magazine interview Wednesday.

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http://www.emfa.pt/www/po/esquadra/esq201
A Russian maritime spy plane flew into Estonian territory on Tuesday in the most serious violation of Nato airspace by Moscow since the end of the cold war.

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NATO scrambled fighter jets – including two Canadian F-18s – twice in two days to intercept Russian military aircraft over the Baltic Sea, it said Tuesday amid reports that Russian military activity in the region is increasing.

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http://www.aco.nato.int/nato-handovers-kandahar-airfield.aspx
After eight years of running Kandahar Airfield in Afghanistan, NATO has formally handed over control to the United States at an end of mission ceremony.

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"We cannot shut off our memories. We know from our past how aggressive Russia can be if there is no very clear and strict action from the west against this kind of aggression," says Marko Mihkelson,

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There is an element of farce about the latest submarine hunt in the Stockholm archipelago.

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http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/opinions_113987.htm?selectedLocale=en
NATO is playing its part too. We all stand with our Ally Turkey, which is literally on the front line. And while the air campaign is not a NATO operation, NATO Allies provide the bulk of the military assets that are now being deployed to degrade ISIL.

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http://www.house.gov/content/features/20140918/
We believe now is the time to add defensive military aid, including weapons, to our support of Ukraine.

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http://www.forsvarsmakten.se/sv/aktuellt/2014/10/bilder-fran-operationsomradet/
Over the weekend, Sweden launched an Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) operation for the first time since the Cold War.

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From AFP:  The Swedish armed forces announced a military operation in islands off Stockholm late Friday evening following reports of suspicious "foreign underwater activity."

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