By Charles Hoskinson | 09/16/14 02:26 PM
Air Force Gen. Philip Breedlove said he has asked for a review of budget cuts that have led to the decline of forces based on the continent in response to recent Russian aggression against Ukraine and threats to other nations.
By Charles Hoskinson | 09/15/14 01:06 PM
A fragile ceasefire in eastern Ukraine may have brought a temporary respite in the fighting but also may sow the seeds for a new conflict, NATO's supreme allied commander for Europe said Monday.
09/15/14 11:16 AM
BRUSSELS (AP) — If Scottish voters this week say Yes to independence, not only will they tear up the map of Great Britain, they'll shake the twin pillars of Western Europe's postwar prosperity and security — the European Union and the U.S.-led NATO defense alliance. In breaking away from the...
By Jennifer Peebles | 09/14/14 04:43 PM
"I have no right to disclose any specific country we reached that agreement with. But the fact is that those weapons are already on the way to us," Ukraine's defense minister said.
09/10/14 02:46 PM
BEIRUT (AP) — If Arab states, plus NATO member Turkey, join a coalition to take on Islamic State militants, they bring both formidable weaponry and some hesitation about participating in an American-led fight. Here's a look at what they could offer: GULF STATES Oil-rich U.S. allies in the...
By David M. Drucker | 09/07/14 11:39 AM
That Rep. Devin Nunes is critical of President Obama’s strategy for confronting Russia and the Islamic State is hardly surprising. The California Republican is more hawkish than Obama, and more inclined to advocate for the U.S. playing a central leadership role in confronting international...
09/06/14 02:01 PM
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Leaders in most Eastern European nations are just short of jubilant after NATO created a rapid-reaction "spearhead" force to protect the region from Russian bullying. They have long sought a commitment to allay their fears, especially following Russia's recent aggression in...
09/05/14 04:32 PM
NEWPORT, Wales (AP) — NATO's creation of a rapid-reaction "spearhead" force to protect Eastern Europe from Russian bullying reflects a cool-eyed calculation that Vladimir Putin and his generals won't risk head-to-head confrontation with the U.S. and its nuclear-capable Western European allies....
By Lisa Ruhl | 09/05/14 03:21 PM
President Obama this week is overseas for the NATO summit in Wales. He first stopped in Estonia to ease concerns over Russian forces moving in on Ukraine.
09/05/14 03:16 PM
STONEHENGE, England (AP) — President Barack Obama has crossed one off the bucket list. Obama carved out time Friday to play tourist, stopping at Stonehenge before flying back to Washington after attending a NATO summit in Wales. "How cool is this?" he remarked while being led on a guided tour...
09/05/14 02:15 PM
TORONTO (AP) — Canada is sending between 50 to 100 military advisers to Iraq as part of an effort to bolster Iraqi forces against Islamic militants after a request from President Barack Obama. Prime Minister Stephen Harper said Friday they will join the U.S. in advising Iraq on how to enable...
By Ed Sykes | 09/05/14 02:03 PM
Wrapping up a two-day NATO summit in Wales, President Obama said Friday the 28-member alliance is united in its commitment to tackling pressing global problems.
09/05/14 12:31 PM
NEWPORT, Wales (AP) — Seeking to counter Russian aggression, NATO leaders approved plans Friday to create a rapid response force with a headquarters in Eastern Europe that could quickly mobilize if an alliance country in the region were to come under attack. NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh...
By Brian Hughes | 09/05/14 12:29 PM
President Obama struck a tougher tone Friday on his plans for combating the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, saying that the terrorist group must be eliminated rather than just marginalized.
09/05/14 12:16 PM
NEWPORT, Wales (AP) — President Barack Obama says NATO members unanimously agree on the need for immediate action against Islamic State militants because they pose a threat to members of the alliance. Obama says the members agree that the Islamic State is a "savage organization" that must...
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