NATO

  • #StrongerWithAllies: The Day NATO Stood with the United States

    In the early hours of September 12, 2001, as the world was coming to grips with the enormity of the events of the day before, US National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice was busy working the phones. She discussed with the United States’ NATO allies the possibility of doing something never done before in the history of the Alliance: the invocation of Article 5 on collective defense.
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  • Moscow Looks to Flex Its Muscles in the East

    Moscow will soon orchestrate yet another major military exercise, this time in its Eastern Military District (EMD)—a vast 2.7-million-square-mile territory stretching from its Siberian Arctic shores down to Vladivostok on the Pacific, close to Russia’s borders with China and North Korea. This will come exactly one year after its Zapad-17 exercise across Russia’s Western Military District, just...
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  • US General Miller Takes Over NATO Mission in Afghanistan

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    General Austin Scott Miller assumed command of the NATO-led Resolute Support Mission from General John ''Mick'' Nicholson at a ceremony at mission headquarters in Kabul, Afghanistan.
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  • One of NATO’s Best Communicators Has Some Parting Advice for the Alliance: Speak Up!

    Jamie Shea, one of the most recognizable faces ever associated with NATO, is retiring in September after thirty-eight years, likely the Alliance’s longest-serving official. An irrepressible defender of the twenty-nine-member Alliance, Shea nonetheless reveals that he believes NATO must do more to pair its military transformation with increased assets on the battlefield of ideas and information....
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  • Imagining a World Without NATO

    NATO never had it easy. From the day the Washington Treaty was signed, when the Washington Post quipped that the ceremony might be “more spectacular than the act itself,” observers have been skeptical about the viability of the Alliance. In 1982, at the peak of the “Euro-missile crisis,” the Economist saw the Atlantic Alliance “in the early stages of what could be a terminal...
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  • US Navy Re-Establishes Atlantic Fleet to Check Russia

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    The U.S Navy on Friday formally reactivated the Cold War-era naval command it relied on for decades to confront adversaries in the waters off North America — the latest in a series of efforts to check Moscow's military expansion.
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  • Trump Confirms He Threatened to Withdraw from NATO

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    I went to meet the leaders of the folks that run NATO, all of the leaders of NATO, and they weren’t paying their bills.
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  • NATO's New Window to the South

    Despite the high-profile acrimony over defense spending and worries about the United States’ commitment to NATO, the July summit in Brussels showed that the Alliance can still project strength on its eastern flank. The summit declaration included numerous programs, initiatives, and projects to strengthen the Alliance...
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  • The Ohrid Group: Now is the Time

    This piece originally was published in Macedonian inSloboden Pecat on August 5 and in Albanian in Koha  on August 7 in anticipation of the September 30 referendum on the ...
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  • Russian Prime Minister Threatens Conflict If Georgia Joins NATO

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    Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said on Monday that any future NATO decision to admit Georgia to its ranks could trigger “a terrible conflict”
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