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


Aug 19, 2014

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

By Pauli Järvenpää

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

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


Aug 8, 2014

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

By Simona Kordosova

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.

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


May 28, 2014

US and NATO to Hammer Out Postwar Afghanistan Plan Next Week

By Carlo Muñoz, US Naval Institute

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.

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UK Ambassador to Estonia Chris Holtby


Apr 3, 2014

UK-Estonian Defense Cooperation in NATO

By Chris Holtby, Estonian World

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

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


Feb 26, 2014

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

By John Vandiver, Stars and Stripes

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.

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NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen at the Munich Security Conference, February 1, 2014


Feb 12, 2014

NATO Chief Doesn’t See Karzai Signing Security Pact

By Adrian Croft, Reuters

President Hamid Karzai is unlikely to sign a pact for U.S. and NATO forces to stay in Afghanistan after 2014 and will probably leave the choice for his successor, NATO chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen said on Saturday.

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Canadian soldiers in Kabul, Sept. 11, 2011


Feb 6, 2014

After Afghanistan, How Will We Fight the Next Multination War?

By Stephen Saideman, Globe and Mail

As 2014 seems to be the year that we look back and ponder what the Afghanistan war means for the future, the question becomes: what of NATO?

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Soldier on a Quad Bike in Afghanistan


Jan 6, 2014

Former UK Chief of Defense Doubts Afghan Army Will Succeed After NATO Withdraws


Former British defence chiefs warned Monday that parts of southern Afghanistan could fall to the Taliban when British troops leave this year, despite Prime Minister David Cameron recently saying they had accomplished their mission.

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Handover of the Konduz PRT, October 6, 2013


Jan 3, 2014

Hope for Afghanistan

By Michael O'Hanlon, Washington Post

The case for hopefulness on Afghanistan is built largely on what were probably its three most notable developments of 2013

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Secretary of State John Kerry at NATO HQ, December 3, 2013


Dec 3, 2013

Kerry: 2014 will be ‘a Pivotal Time for NATO’ and the Transatlantic Relationship

By John Kerry, Department of State

2014 is really going to be a pivotal time for NATO and for a transformation that is taking place with respect to NATO engagement and responsibilities.

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