Sep 7, 2018

US General Miller Takes Over NATO Mission in Afghanistan


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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Aug 25, 2018

US Navy Re-Establishes Atlantic Fleet to Check Russia

By Wesley Morgan, POLITICO

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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Aug 23, 2018

Trump Confirms He Threatened to Withdraw from NATO

By Donald Trump, CSPAN

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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Aug 6, 2018

Russian Prime Minister Threatens Conflict If Georgia Joins NATO

By Andrew Osborn, Reuters

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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Aug 2, 2018

NATO’s Purpose is to Defend Peace by Deterring Aggression

By Marc A. Thiessen, Washington Post

Trump believes in peace through strength. But to have peace requires not just military strength.

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Jul 31, 2018

How Trump Can Defend US, NATO, and Ukraine From Russian Aggression

By Michael B. Mukasey, Wall Street Journal

Americans must at least take seriously the possibility that Mr. Trump diminished the U.S. commitment to European defense.

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Jul 27, 2018

Russia’s Defense Minister Threatens Response To Sweden and Finland Increasing Cooperation with NATO

By Jason Lemon, Newsweek

Russia’s defense minister has said NATO’s increasing ties with Sweden and Finland are “worrying” and such actions force his nation to “take response measures.”

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Jul 20, 2018

Director of US National Intelligence: Russia’s ‘Actions have Been Pretty Nefarious Towards Us’

By Dan Coats and Andrea Mitchell, Aspen Institute

Excerpts from Director of National Intelligence Daniel Coats interview with NBC Chief Correspondent Andrea Mitchell, July 19, 2018.

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Jul 20, 2018

Putin Warns NATO Against Closer Ties with Ukraine and Georgia

By Vladimir Putin and Reuters

Excerpt from speech by Russian President Vladimir Putin, July 19, 2018.

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Jul 18, 2018

Can NATO Allies Effectively Utilize Increases in Defense Spending?

By Andrew Clevenger, Roll Call

Decreases in NATO members’ defense budgets in the years before Vladimir Putin’s takeover of Crimea in 2014 created readiness problems in Europe just as they have in America,

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