NATO

President Barack Obama meets with NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen in Brussels, Belgium, Wednesday, March 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Obama to commit more forces to NATO efforts

BRUSSELS (AP) — The United States plans to join with other NATO nations in increasing ground and naval forces in Eastern Europe as part of the military alliance’s response to Russia’s incursion in Ukraine, the […]

03/26/2014

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Ukraine grapples with despair in Crimea takeover

Russian President Vladimir Putin insists he has no intention of invading other regions in Ukraine, much less other nations. But leaders in Russia’s backyard aren’t so sure, and they are looking to for assurances that […]

03/19/2014

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry looks out the window en route to the ISAF headquarters after arriving on an unannounced visit in Kabul, Afghanistan, Friday, Oct. 11, 2013. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, Pool)

Kerry in Afghanistan for urgent security talks

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry began urgent talks Friday with Afghan President Hamid Karzai as an end-of-October deadline loomed for a security deal that would allow American troops to remain […]

10/11/2013

Afghan President Hamid Karzai takes a question during a press conference at the presidential palace in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, Oct. 7, 2013. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)

US still expects to sign pact with Afghanistan

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is optimistic that a U.S.-Afghan agreement over the future role of American troops in the country can be finalized in the next few weeks despite two main sticking points […]

10/07/2013

NATO stresses strong Syria response needed

BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO’s chief says he is convinced that the Syrian government used chemical weapons against its people and insists a strong reaction is needed to show dictators around the world that such weapons […]

09/02/2013

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Taliban militants storm Afghan government compound

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Taliban militants stormed the presidential compound Tuesday after bluffing their way past two checkpoints, triggering a gunbattle that left eight attackers and three guards dead and sent journalists attending an official […]

06/25/2013

Retired U.S. General John Allen

Ex-general wants post-2014 troop levels announced

WASHINGTON (AP) — The former top U.S. commander in Afghanistan called on the White House Friday to announce how many troops it intends to leave in that country after 2014. Retired Gen. John Allen said […]

05/31/2013

Afghanistan flag (AP Photo)

Taliban capture 11 foreigners in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban took 11 civilians prisoner, including eight Turks and a Russian, after their cargo helicopter made an emergency landing in eastern Afghanistan in the first large scale capture of foreigners there in nearly six years.

04/22/2013

Retired U.S. General John Allen

White House: Allen’s NATO nomination to go ahead

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House said Wednesday it will go ahead with Gen. John Allen’s nomination to become commander of NATO forces in Europe, following his exoneration in a Pentagon investigation.

01/23/2013

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Syria denounces NATO move to deploy anti-missile system

BEIRUT (AP) – Syria is voicing anger over NATO’s move to deploy a Patriot missile defense system along Turkey’s border with Syria.

12/06/2012

NATO agrees to deploy anti-missile systems in Turkey

BRUSSELS (AP) – NATO members have agreed to deploy Patriot anti-missile systems near Turkey’s southern border.

The systems will boost Turkey’s defenses against the threat of cross-border attacks from Syria.

12/04/2012

General caught up in Petraeus scandal

WASHINGTON (AP) – The nomination of Gen. John Allen to become commander of NATO forces in Europe is now on hold, as he’s being investigated in the scandal involving ex-CIA Director David Petraeus and a […]

11/13/2012

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