Nato

Fact: Russian-built Mig-25 Fighters Have Trained With Nato Forces

Tom Cooper Security, What you need to know.  Algeria was the first export customer for MiG-25 (ASCC/NATO-code ‘Foxbat’). Related contract was signed in 1978, and a group of pilots and ground personnel underwent conversion training in...
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Warsaw Doesn’t Want Us To Move Troops From Germany To Poland, Foreign Minister Says

Earlier this month, US envoy to Germany Richard Grenell and US Ambassador to Poland Georgette Mosbacher sparked debate by suggesting that American forces should be redeployed from Germany as Berlin is failing to reach the recommended NATO defence...
Related topics: Poland, Warsaw, Germany, Debate, Berlin

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This 1 Chart Might Spell Doom For Nato's Military Might

Dakota Wood Security, Can it be fixed?  In a recent article, the staff at Stratfor Worldview noted how the unwillingness and/or inability of allies to work with the U.S. to address regional security concerns ultimately limits the ability of...
Related topics: Military

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Merkel Lists ‘good Reasons’ For Us Troops To Stay In Germany Amid Washington’s Pullout Threats

US diplomats and President Donald Trump have repeatedly floated the idea of redeploying at least some of the estimated 35,000+ US troops stationed in Germany to Poland in recent weeks amid Berlin’s supposed refusal to raise the defence budget to...
Related topics: Germany, Donald Trump, Poland, Berlin

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Nato Jet That Tried To Approach Plane Carrying Russian Defence Minister Belongs To Spain - Reports

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - A NATO combat jet that attempted to approach the aircraft carrying Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu over the neutral waters of the Baltic Sea belongs to the Spanish Air Force and is currently based in Lithuania, El Pais...
Related topics: Spain, Russia, Moscow, Lithuania

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Trump Retweets Germany-bashing Posts As Us Envoy Threatens Troop Pullout

Earlier, US Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell applauded President Donald Trump’s idea to redeploy troops from Germany to Poland over Berlin’s failure to meet NATO’s request that it spend 2 percent of its GDP on military defence.
Related topics: Donald Trump, Germany, Poland, Berlin, Military

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See Ya Thaad: Aegis Ashore Is Up And Running In Romania (and Russia Is Angry)

David Axe Security, Aegis Ashore is a land-based version of the U.S. Navy’s SM-3 missile-interceptor. The Missile Defense Agency by way of NATO operates Aegis Ashore sites in Poland and Romania. The sites help to defend Europe and the United...
Related topics: Romania, Russia, Poland

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The Biggest Migration Since The Barbarian Invasions Of Rome (is Not Where You Think)

Via InternationalMan.com, International Man: Former Libyan leader Muammar Ghaddafi once warned that “Europe runs the risk of turning black from illegal immigration… it could turn into Africa.” Since the United States and NATO helped...
Related topics: Rome

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Benghazi Car Bomb Attack Targets Un Officials, Leaving 2 Dead & 10 Wounded

The expanding chaos of the renewed war in Libya, increasingly a 'failed state' if there ever was a prime example of one, now approaching a decade on from its so-called "liberation" in 2011 by US-NATO forces, keeps providing daily and weekly...
Related topics: Benghazi, Libya

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Attack! 5 Best (and 5 Worst) Fighter Aircraft Of All Time

Robert Farley Security, Where do the F-22 and F-35 rank? An odd choice for this list? The MiG-21 is known largely as fodder for the other great fighters of the Cold War, and for having an abysmal kill ratio. The Fishbed (in NATO terminology)...

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Germany’s Pilots Don’t Have Enough Warplanes To Fly

Michael Peck Security, Europe Can it be fixed? German air force pilots don’t have enough flight time to meet NATO training requirements. But that’s not because of poor training. The problem is that the Luftwaffe doesn’t have enough flyable...
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Us Threats To Withdraw Its Troops From Germany Leave Gov’t Coalition Split

US Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell has resumed criticising Berlin for failing to meet the NATO voluntary goal of 2% GDP spending on its military forces. He praised Donald Trump’s idea to redeploy troops from Germany to Poland and insisted...
Related topics: Germany, Berlin, Military, Donald Trump, Poland

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Nato Completes Upgrade Of Aegis Ashore Missile System In Romania

BRUSSELS (Sputnik) - NATO has completed a scheduled upgrade of a land-based Aegis Ashore ballistic missile system in Romania, which the military alliance said was purely defensive in nature.
Related topics: Romania, Belgium, Brussels, Military

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Russiagate Comes To Italy

The populist League party may be joining the ranks of other entities and individuals who have been discredited for not aligning with NATO’s anti-Russian posture, writes Andrew Spannaus. By Andrew Spannaus in Milan Special to Consortium News...
Related topics: Italy

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Nato’s China Double-think

The US-led NATO alliance this week designated a whole new hemisphere to itself for “security” operations. No longer merely an “Atlantic” organization, it’s assuming the role of policing the Pacific. Quite a self-promotion.
Related topics: China

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Australia Renews Nato Ties To Fight Cyber Crime, Boost Maritime Security

Australia has signed a new partnership with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) that creates a framework for stronger cooperation amid rising global tensions.Australia is far from the North Atlantic and is not a member of NATO.  It does...
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Russia, Turkey, Iran: Adversaries Of The West's Nato Alliance

Authored by Con Coughlin via The Gatestone Institute, Germany's point-blank refusal to support Washington's proposal for a maritime protection force in the Arabian Gulf to protect shipping from attacks by Iran is yet another example of Berlin's...
Related topics: Russia, Turkey, Iran, Germany, Berlin

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Can Turkey Be A Trusted Nato Partner?

Can Turkey be reeled back in as a trusted NATO partner? A growing chorus of policy-makers and foreign-policy analysts fear it can’t.The threat this week by Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to launch a military incursion into...
Related topics: Turkey, Tayyip Erdogan, Military

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Norway Worried By Russian Sea, Air Maneuvers

Russia has told Norway its navy and air force will hold exercises near the Nordic nation's Arctic waters later this month, a worrying sign of greater assertiveness by its eastern neighbor, the Norwegian Defense Ministry said on Wednesday.NATO member...
Related topics: Norway, Russia, Arctic

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Erdogan: No Evidence To Us Claim That Russian S-400 Systems Will Harm F-35 Jets Or Nato

Relations between the US and its Turkish allies sunk to new lows after Washington announced that it would drop Ankara from the F-35 programme and consider slapping the country with sanctions over its purchase of Russian-made S-400 air defence...
Related topics: Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey, Ankara

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