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NATO Signals No New Members Right Now

BRUSSELS -- Faced with a newly aggressive Russia, NATO has been mulling how to react, but it is ruling out one option: rapid expansion.   Four would-be members, including the former Soviet republic of Georgia, have been informed that admission to NATO isn't in the cards anytime soon. For some, that means dashed hopes. Macedonia's foreign minis... more

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Campbell Arrives to Take Command in Afghanistan

Army Gen. John F. Campbell arrived in Afghanistan Thursday to take command of U.S. and coalition forces at what he has called "a time of uncertainty" for the future of Afghanistan and the allied presence. Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford, the current commander of the International Security Assistance Force, has already taken leave of his staff in... more

Attacks Kill NATO Soldier, 3 Afghan Policemen

KABUL, Afghanistan — A roadside bombing killed three Afghan policemen in the country's south on Tuesday while a NATO service member died in an attack in eastern Afghanistan, officials said. The three policemen died when their patrol vehicle struck a bomb planted along the road in the district of Bahrami Shahid in southern Gazni province, accor... more

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US Major General Reported Killed in Afghanistan

(Updated 12:35 PM EST) A man dressed in an Afghan army uniform opened fire Tuesday on NATO troops at a military base, killing a U.S. two-star general and wounding some 15 people, among them a German brigadier general and a number of Americans troops, authorities said. The attack at Camp Qargha, a base west of the capital, Kabul, killed t... more

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NATO Ministers Endorse Ukraine Security Package

NATO foreign ministers convened in Brussels on Wednesday to prepare for the Alliance's September summit and to endorse a support package to bolster Ukraine's defense. "Today we stressed the importance of our collective defense," NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen stated. Ukraine's new foreign minister, Pavlo Klimkin, met with his cou... more

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