May 3, 2019

Strengthen European Defense Cooperation Through NATO and the EU

By Bogdan Klich, Project Syndicate

[A] key question remains unanswered: will allied deterrence prevent possible Russian aggression during those 30 days?

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Jednostka Wojskowa Komandosów soldiers training in the Stołowe Mountains, May 18, 2018 (photo: Polish Ministry of Defense).

Art of Future Warfare

Mar 25, 2019


By Amir Husain and August Cole

Editor’s note: This short story describes a hypothetical future war in Europe between Russian and NATO forces using advanced technology. 22 KILOMETERS NORTH OF KYIV / UKRAINE “Incoming!” shouted Piotr Nowak, a master sergeant in Poland’s Jednostka Wojskowa Komandosów special operations unit. Dropping to the ground, he clawed aside a veil of brittle green moss […]

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Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen, January 14, 2015


Jan 22, 2019

German Defense Minister: The World Still Needs NATO

By Ursula von der Leyen, New York Times

The alliance is not just about bases and troops. It is about defending the world order.

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President Donald Trump at NATO headquarters, May 25, 2017


Jan 18, 2019

Trump Discussed Pulling U.S. From NATO, Aides Say Amid New Concerns Over Russia

By Julian Barnes and Helene Cooper, New York Times

There are few things that President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia desires more than the weakening of NATO,

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President Donald Trump at the NATO Summit in Brussels, July 12, 2018.


Jan 9, 2019

President Trump: ‘I Want Europe to Pay’

By Donald Trump, White House

[Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan] is working so hard on the military. We have a — we were taken advantage of by so many countries on our military.

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Oct 24, 2018

To Combat Russian Subs, NATO Allies are Teaming up to Develop Naval Drones

By NATO and Defense News

NATO: [O]n Wednesday (3 October 2018), Defence Ministers from thirteen NATO Allies signed a declaration of intent to cooperate on the introduction of Maritime Unmanned Systems.

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Oct 15, 2018

Sixty Minutes Interview: New Revelations of Trump’s NATO Policy

By Donald Trump and Lesley Stahl, 60 Minutes

Excerpts from President Donald Trump’s interview with Lesley Stahl, aired on October 14, 2018.

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Oct 5, 2018

Stoltenberg: ‘NATO Allies Boost America’s Military Power’

By Jens Stoltenberg, NATO

NATO is very important to Europe. That’s widely recognized. But it is also very important to the United States.

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Oct 4, 2018

US Offers NATO Allies Cyber Warfare Capabilities

By Idrees Ali, Reuters

The United States is expected to announce in the coming days that it will use offensive and defensive cyber capabilities on behalf of NATO if asked, a senior Pentagon official said,

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Sep 24, 2018


By August Cole

Editor’s note: This short story describes a hypothetical future war in northern Europe between Russian and NATO forces using advanced technology. RUSSIA-NORWAY BORDER Small mountains of bicycles marked the Norwegian-Russian border at the Storskog crossing, piled high like shimmering haystacks in the November moonlight. Alongside them on the Russian side were cars and buses dusted […]

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