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

merkel at nato meeting

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

Turner: No Advanced Warships to Putin's Russia

Air Force Gen. Philip Breedlove

Today, Representative Mike Turner, the Chair of the United States Delegation to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Parliamentary Assembly, joined a bipartisan group of law makers in writing to NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg urging that the NATO Alliance purchase or lease the Mistral-Class warships that France plans to sell to... more

Report: Russia-West Military Encounters Rising

In this photo taken by Japan Air Self-Defense Force and released by the Joint Staff Office of the Defense Ministry of Japan, a Russian fighterjet SU-27 flies over the sea off the Japanese island of Hokkaido Thursday afternoon, Feb. 7, 2013.

LONDON — A London-based think tank said Monday Russian forces have been involved in dozens of close encounters with Western militaries since Moscow annexed Crimea — and that both sides risk losing control over events. A study by the European Leadership Network offered details on 40 incidents and said that they add up to a disturbing pattern ov... more

NATO Reports Spike in Russian Military Flights

A Russian Tu-95 Bear long-range bomber aircraft. U.S. Navy photo

BRUSSELS — NATO on Wednesday reported an "unusual" spike in Russian military flights over the Black, Baltic and North seas and the Atlantic Ocean during the past two days. Alliance military spokesman Lt. Col. Jay Janzen that four groups made up of Tu-95 Bear H strategic bombers, MiG-31 fighters and other Russian warplanes had been conducting la... more

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