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Why the World Needs a Trump Doctrine

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 08:21:21 +0000

Chaos and incoherence in American foreign policy are a threat to global stability.



Turkey made its views heard with Euphrates Shield op: Defense minister

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 22:03:52 +0000

Turkish Defense Minister Fikri Is k speaks to Hurriyet Daily News Editor-in-Chief Murat Yetkin in Munich. / Hurriyet Photo: Ozgur Yurdakadim Turkey's views on Syria are being listened to thanks to the ongoing Euphrates Shield Operation, Turkish Defense Minister Fikri Is k has said, adding that the Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party's plan to unite its cantons have been prevented.




Turkish diplomat calls for more US special operations forces in anti-Islamic State fight

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 18:04:04 +0000

Ankara has asked for more U.S. special operations forces to be inserted in Syria to help in the fight against the Islamic State group, Turkey's top diplomat said Sunday. "We proposed the United States put special operations forces on the ground to support local forces," Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said in Munich.




Russia Stirs Friction in Balkans, as NATO Keeps an Uneasy Peace

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 17:19:00 +0000

Russia is again stirring tensions in the volatile Balkans, at a moment when NATO and the European Union are distracted with other crises.



A Worried Europe Finds Scant Reassurance on Trump’s Plans

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 14:22:52 +0000

The American vice president and defense secretary spoke to European officials at the Munich Security Conference but took no questions, leaving anxieties in place.



US slams Russia's move to recognize Ukraine rebel documents

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 13:51:22 +0000

United States Vice President Mike Pence, right, shakes hands with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin, left, as Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko looks on, centre, during the Munich Security Conference in Munich, Germany, Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017. America's commitment to NATO is "unwavering," Pence said Saturday, reassuring allies about the direction the Trump administration might take but leaving open questions about where Washington saw its relationship with the European Union and other international organizations.




Graham: Trump must punish Russia for election interference

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 13:51:21 +0000

A senior U.S. Republican senator on Sunday urged President Donald Trump to take action against Russia over allegations that Moscow interfered in the election that brought him to power. U.S. intelligence officials have told Trump that Moscow tried to influence voters by hacking Democratic emails and trolling social media sites, but Trump has sought to downplay Russia's role in the election.




Cameron being 'courted' for top NATO role

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 11:54:07 +0000

The former prime minister, who served as MP for Witney from 2001 to 2016, has reportedly held discussions about taking on the role of secretary general. He has the support of senior members of the British government and has met with a former holder of the job about the matter, Politico reported.




Rear admiral says Canada ready to defend NATO allies

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 07:45:15 +0000

The crew of HMCS Preserver march past a saluting Rear-Admiral John Newton, Commander Maritime Forces Atlantic, during the ship's paying-off ceremony at HMC Dockyard in Halifax in October, 2016. A top-ranking naval officer promised that Canada is ready to defend its European allies from Russian aggression even as the navy phases out the last of four Iroquois-class heavy destroyers.




Four NATO Nations Would Pick Russia Over U.S. to Defend Them

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 03:54:52 +0000

Who you gonna call? For the citizens of four NATO countries asked which military power they'd want fighting on their side if attacked, the answer was simple -- Russia. That was among the findings of a multi-nation Gallup poll published just ahead of Friday's annual gathering of the transatlantic security community in Germany that appeared to map out shifts in the post-Cold War security alliances which have come under renewed strain and scrutiny since Donald Trump's election to the U.S. presidency.




At least 4 dead as fierce Southern California storm causes flash floods

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 23:46:37 +0000

At least 4 people have died after a powerful storm caused flash flooding in southern California.Two people were killed in two separate car accidents in San Di... -- Mike Pence affirmed the United States' support for NATO and urged Russia to deescalate violence in eastern Ukraine while speaking Saturday at the Munich Secu... This week U.S. Department of Agriculture Risk Management Agency Topeka Regional Office expanded the area for producers looking to request a limited irrigation yield by written... OGALLALA - It wasn't easy, but the Gothenburg Boy's closed out their regular season with a 85-57 win over Ogallala on Friday night.




Pence and Merkel on NATO and Russia

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 20:51:22 +0000

Speaking from the Munich Security Conference, Vice President Mike Pence and Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany give their views on the future of NATO, relations with Russia and the fight against terrorism.



Pentagon: Russian actions a 'test of the new administration'

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 19:40:15 +0000

Moscow recently deployed a banned land-based cruise missile, dispatched a spy ship up the Atlantic coast and buzzed an American warship in the Black Sea. The developments raise the question of how the new White House occupant will address Russian assertiveness and whether, after complimenting Russian President Vladimir Putin and playing down Russia's adversarial relationship with the US, Trump will resort to any confrontational responses.




NATO: Debunking of rape claim shows need for critical press

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 19:40:14 +0000

NATO Secretary-General, Jens Stoltenberg, speaks at the Munich Security Conference in Munich, Germany, Saturday, Feb. 18, 2018. NATO Secretary-General, Jens Stoltenberg, speaks at the Munich Security Conference in Munich, Germany, Saturday, Feb. 18, 2018.




Petr Pavel, who heads NATO's military committee, said he also hoped...

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 15:25:38 +0000

US Secretary of Defence James Mattis, right, talks to NATO Military Committee Chairman Petr Pavel ahead of the NATO Defence Ministers' meeting held at the NATO headquarters in Brussels on February 16, 2017. Photo - AFP US Secretary of Defence James Mattis, right, talks to NATO Military Committee Chairman Petr Pavel ahead of the NATO Defence Ministers' meeting held at the NATO headquarters in Brussels on February 16, 2017.




In Munich, Pence Says U.S. Commitment to NATO Is ‘Unwavering’

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 12:45:52 +0000

Vice President Mike Pence offered reassurances Saturday to anxious European leaders, but he also warned that they must spend more on defense.



The Latest: Pence urges NATO allies to spend more on defense

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 11:10:18 +0000

The annual weekend gathering is known for providing an open and informal platform to meet in... . FILE - In this Jan. 26, 2017, file photo, Vice President Mike Pence speaks at the Republican congressional retreat in Philadelphia.




Germany's Merkel to US: uphold, strengthen multilateralism

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 11:10:17 +0000

German Chancellor Angela Merkel appealed to the United States and others on Saturday to support and bolster multilateral organizations such as the European Union, the United Nations and NATO, an alliance to which U.S. Vice President Mike Pence pledged America's commitment was "unwavering." Merkel told Pence and other world leaders, diplomats and defense officials at the Munich Security Conference that "acting together strengthens everyone."




Germany's Merkel to US: uphold, strengthen multilateralism

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 11:10:16 +0000

German Chancellor Angela Merkel appealed to the United States and others on Saturday to support and bolster multilateral organizations such as the European Union, the United Nations and NATO, an alliance to which U.S. Her address came amid concern about the Trump administration's approach to international affairs and fears that it may have little interest in working in multilateral forums. "Will we be able to continue working well together, or will we all fall back into our individual roles?" Merkel asked.




Trump's team in disarray, U.S. Senator McCain tells Europe

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 09:02:24 +0000

Republican Senator John McCain broke with the reassuring message that U.S. officials visiting Germany have sought to convey on their debut trip to Europe, saying yesterday that the administration of President Donald Trump was in "disarray". McCain, a known Trump critic, told the Munich Security Conference that the resignation of the new president's security adviser Michael Flynn over his contacts with Russia reflected deep problems in Washington.




Straight shooting with NATO

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 05:05:15 +0000

Defense Secretary James Mattis delivered a strong message to his NATO counterparts Wednesday in Brussels, urging them to increase defense spending or risk American disengagement. Most of his counterparts agreed they must do more.




Sharing the NATO Burden

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 03:02:10 +0000

The laggards should pay up, and Washington should show its allies that America has their back.



McCain slams Trump in Munich speech without using his name

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 01:02:01 +0000

Senator John McCain, R-Ariz., speaks during the Munich Security Conference in Munich, southern Germany, Friday, Feb. 17, 2017. The annual weekend gathering is known for providing an open and informal platform to meet in close quarters.




Trump Aides Try to Reassure Europe, but Many Are Wary

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 20:58:03 +0000

Key members of Mr. Trump’s cabinet have been scrambling to tell allies that the United States remains a trusted partner.



Mattis Rejects Closer Military Ties With Russia as He Reassures NATO

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 17:25:15 +0000

The defense secretary’s remarks at a NATO meeting came amid a flurry of mixed messages on the outlook for an improved American-Russian relationship.



Mattis: Russia’s Actions are ‘Destabilizing’

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 14:40:23 +0000

In a speech to NATO defense ministers, the Pentagon chief pointed to Russia and terrorism coming from the Middle East and North Africa as threats to the alliance.



Joint Chiefs Chairman to Meet With Russian Counterpart in Azerbaijan

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 01:40:01 +0000

It will be the first face-to-face meeting of military chiefs from Washington and Moscow since 2014, and takes place while the Trump administration’s policy toward Russia is unclear.