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President Donald Trump before signing Space Policy Directive 1, Dec. 11,2017

Thu, Dec 21, 2017

Trump’s speech undermines Trump’s new strategy

In Afghanistan, our troops are no longer undermined by artificial timelines, and we no longer tell our enemies of our plans.

NATOSource by Donald Trump, White House

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Polish soldiers in Ghazni, April 29, 2011

Thu, Dec 11, 2014

How the mission in Afghanistan changed the Polish Army

Afghanistan is a challenge that NATO has struggled with for over twelve years. Poland was one of the member countries that sent its army there. It was the biggest test for the Polish Army since the end of World War II.

NATOSource by Jacek Mutszak, Defence Global

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ISAF Commander General John F. Campbell, Dec. 8, 2014

Mon, Dec 8, 2014

US, NATO end Afghan combat command after thirteen years

The U.S. and NATO closed their combat command in Afghanistan on Monday, more than 13 years after invading the country in the wake of the Sept. 11 terror attacks to target al-Qaida and Osama bin Laden. . . .

NATOSource by Lynne O'Donnell, AP

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Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, December 1, 2014

Mon, Dec 1, 2014

Secretary general previews four outcomes from tomorrow’s meeting of NATO foreign ministers

2014 has been a year of aggression, crisis and conflict. But NATO stands strong.

NATOSource by Jens Stoltenberg, NATO

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Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Finnish Foreign Minister Erkki Tuomioja, June 9, 2014

Mon, Nov 24, 2014

Finland’s leaders see peril in standoff between Russia and the West

Excerpts from interview by Washington Post London Bureau Chief Griff Witte with Finnish President Sauli Niinisto and Finnish Foreign Minister Erkki Tuomioja in Helsinki.

NATOSource by Washington Post

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Italian soldier with Afghan National Police, March 15, 2013

Wed, Nov 19, 2014

Germany and Italy to keep up to 1,350 soldiers in Afghanistan

Germany and Italy plan to keep a total of up to 1,350 soldiers in Afghanistan in 2015 to help train local armed forces, their defense ministries said on Tuesday, a slightly larger contingent than had been previously expected.

NATOSource by Reuters

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Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, Nov. 6, 2014

Thu, Nov 6, 2014

Secretary general: NATO ready to begin new support mission in Afghanistan

NATO and our partners have stood with Afghanistan for more than a decade. The ISAF mission brought together 50 nations – the largest coalition in recent history.

NATOSource by Jens Stoltenberg, NATO

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Official handover ceremony at Kandahar Airfield

Tue, Oct 21, 2014

NATO hands-over Kandahar airfield

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.

NATOSource by Royal Air Force

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Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, October 1, 2014

Wed, Oct 1, 2014

New secretary general: NATO Military presence in eastern Allies ‘for as long as necessary’

It is indeed an honour to take up the post of Secretary General of NATO. The most successful Alliance in history.

NATOSource by Jens Stoltenberg, NATO

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NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen, Sept. 18, 2009

Tue, Sep 23, 2014

NATO’s outgoing chief: ‘We cut fat, built muscle’

When Anders Fogh Rasmussen took over at NATO, the alliance was struggling to contain a growing insurgency in Afghanistan, and some predicted it would soon follow its Cold War foe, the Soviet-led Warsaw Pact, into the dustbin of history.

NATOSource by John-Thor Dahlburg, AP

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