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Norway's Stoltenberg Appointed As New NATO Chief

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March 28, 2014 AT 7:00 AM
NATO's next leader was announced Friday: former Norwegian Premier Jens Stoltenberg will lead the military alliance starting in October. The appointment comes at a critical time as the crisis over Ukraine has suddenly made the 28-nation alliance a more relevant security force in Europe. NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen will step down after a NATO summit in Wales later this year. "Warm congratulations" Fogh Rasmussen said in a Twitter message Friday to his fellow Scandinavian politician.