NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen Bids Farewell

NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen

NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen bid farewell to NATO members and NATO staff as he prepares to step down Tuesday. At a ceremony in Brussels on Friday to mark the end of his five-year term, Fogh Rasmussen acknowledged the soldiers who comprise NATO forces as "the backbone of our Alliance" and laid a wreath in honor of those who paid ... more

NATO Signals No New Members Right Now

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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

US, NATO Troops in Ukraine for Military Exercise

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About 1,300 troops from 15 NATO countries, including about 200 U.S. troops, are in Ukraine to participate in a military exercise. The 10-day exercise, called Rapid Trident, also involves an unspecified number of Ukrainian troops, and begins Tuesday in Lviv, near Ukraine's border with Poland and about 600 miles from Donetsk, where pro-Russian se... more

NATO Summit Will Test Vision Since New Threats

NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen's

The two-day NATO summit that opens Thursday in Wales was supposed to be focused on tying up loose ends in Afghanistan and guarding against complacency as the 28-nation alliance shifted from a war footing. Things have changed since planning for the high-level conference began in late 2013. Though NATO remains on course to end its combat mission ... more

Campbell Arrives to Take Command in Afghanistan

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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

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