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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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Danish Foreign Minister Martin Lidegaard and Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen, March 18, 2014

Tue, Sep 2, 2014

Special Summit Series: Denmark and NATO

Denmark approaches the Wales Summit in the context of a radically changed security environment, due to, among other things, the Ukraine crisis.

NATOSource by Magnus Nordenman

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Sweden and Finland are NATO Partners

Fri, Aug 22, 2014

Special Summit Series: Sweden, Finland, and NATO

Over the last decade Sweden and Finland have emerged as NATO’s arguably best operational partners.

NATOSource by Magnus Nordenman

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Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka and NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen, April 10, 2014

Thu, Aug 21, 2014

Beyond Ukraine: NATO Solidarity in a Time of Crisis

[I]t is important that NATO members see the alliance’s security guarantees as a two-way street, not only in bringing benefits in the form of extra security, but also responsibilities.

NATOSource by Bohuslav Sobotka, Foreign Policy

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen, Oct. 22, 2010

Thu, Aug 21, 2014

Special Summit Series: Germany and NATO

At NATO’s summit in Cardiff, Wales, Germany will be at the center of attention. Not because allies expect bold initiatives or major policy changes from Berlin, but because of Germany’s role as Europe’s undisputed leader.

NATOSource by Robin Allers

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Baltic presidents with Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen, Nov. 6, 2013

Tue, Aug 19, 2014

Special Summit Series: Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, and NATO

For the Baltic countries Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania, the 2014 NATO Wales Summit marks a pivotal moment in the history of the Alliance.

NATOSource by Pauli Järvenpää

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Slovakia, Hungary, and the Czech Republic have committed to participate in the post-2014 mission in Afghanistan

Fri, Aug 8, 2014

Special Summit Series: Slovakia, Hungary, the Czech Republic, and NATO

With NATO approaching its September summit in Wales, the time has come for Slovakia, Hungary, and the Czech Republic to join Poland in its efforts to bolster regional security and shape the future of the Visegrad countries’ eastern periphery.

NATOSource by Simona Kordosova

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US Marines during a mission in Helmand, April 28, 2014

Wed, May 28, 2014

US and NATO to Hammer Out Postwar Afghanistan Plan Next Week

Western European military leaders and their counterparts in Washington will convene next week to hammer out the details of the White House’s recently unveiled postwar plan for Afghanistan.

NATOSource by Carlo Muñoz, US Naval Institute

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UK Ambassador to Estonia Chris Holtby

Thu, Apr 3, 2014

UK-Estonian Defense Cooperation in NATO

NATO became stronger through its enlargement 10 years ago and since then the UK has developed an especially close partnership with Estonia.

NATOSource by Chris Holtby, Estonian World

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NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen and Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, June 5, 2013

Wed, Feb 26, 2014

Secretary General: No BSA Means No NATO Troops in Afghanistan After 2014

NATO defense ministers will discuss plans for a complete withdrawal from Afghanistan by the end of 2014 should Afghanistan and the U.S. fail to reach agreement on a key long-term security deal, the alliance’s top official said Wednesday.

NATOSource by John Vandiver, Stars and Stripes

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