Wed, 22 Feb 2017 17:02:01 +0000
"It has been a nervous year," Tom Lehrer once remarked, "and people have begun to feel like ... a Christian Scientist with appendicitis." That was 1965, and he was speaking of the escalation in Vietnam and the Dominican Civil War.
Wed, 22 Feb 2017 12:24:05 +0000
Soldiers of the "Fighting Eagles" 1st Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, walk by tanks that arrived Feb. 14 via train at he U.S. base in Mihail Kogalniceanu, eastern Romania. NATO is responsible for the longest period of peace in European history.
Wed, 22 Feb 2017 07:52:02 +0000
U.S. European Command virtually joined service members around the world conducting a global command-and-control exercise, Austere Challenge 2017, focused on European security. Pictured here, an Abrams tank fires a round during the multinational exercise Saber Guardian 16 near Cincu, Romania, Aug. 6, 2016.
Wed, 22 Feb 2017 03:21:03 +0000
U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley on Tuesday underlined America's "total commitment" to its European allies, echoing recent assurances by other administration figures to European leaders anxious about President Donald Trump. Haley told U.N. Security Council members that Washington won't waver in supporting the NATO military alliance and "looks forward to improving our cooperation" with the European Union.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 22:41:35 +0000
President Donald Trump's choice of an outspoken but non-political Army general as national security adviser is a nod to pragmatism, but Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster will serve a commander in chief with unorthodox ideas about foreign policy and an inner circle of advisers determined to implement them.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 18:05:47 +0000
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Tue, 21 Feb 2017 16:24:35 +0000The vice president reaffirmed U.S. support for the European Union on Monday.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 13:41:24 +0000
President Donald Trump talks to reporters on board Air Force One as he arrived to speak at his "Make America Great Again Rally" at Orlando-Melbourne International Airport in Melbourne, Fla., Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017. NATO is a 28-nation alliance built on the premise that an attack on one member is an attack on every member.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 09:23:17 +0000When it’s unclear whether America or Russia is more credible, the world is heading for trouble.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 09:19:24 +0000
Montenegro will finish the ratification procedure of its NATO accession with a vote in parliament in the coming months. Public opinion is evenly divided for and against NATO membership, but it is unlikely that a referendum will be called over the issue.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 05:08:35 +0000
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Tue, 21 Feb 2017 01:05:27 +0000
Sen. John McCain has long had a reputation as a political maverick. But with the rise of a president who has vowed to shatter the old order, McCain has emerged as an outspoken defender of long-standing Republican verities on foreign policy and as one of his party's most biting critics of the new commander in chief.
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 20:56:41 +0000
U.S. President Donald Trump considered his options for a new national security adviser on Monday as his vice president, Mike Pence, said he had been disappointed by the actions of the man ousted from the job and supported his dismissal. Trump asked for Michael Flynn's resignation on Feb. 13 after reports emerged that the retired lieutenant general misled Pence about having spoken to Russia's ambassador about U.S. sanctions before Trump's inauguration.
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 16:47:40 +0000
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence moved Monday to assuage European Union fears about the strength of Washington's support for the union and its commitment to European security through the NATO military alliance. In meetings in Brussels, Pence said he was acting on behalf of President Donald Trump "to express the strong commitment of the United States to continued cooperation and partnership with the European Union."
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 14:34:14 +0000
Montenegro's special prosecutor has accused Russia and its secret service operatives of plotting a coup attempt that included plans to kill the small Balkan country's former prime minister. Prosecutor Milivoje Katnic said an investigation into the alleged plot last October to overthrow Montenegro's government and prevent it from joining NATO has shown "that Russian state bodies were involved at a certain level."
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 10:28:06 +0000
Europeans have reacted to President Donald Trump's first month in office with demonstrations, counter-barbs and sheer angst that a century of trans-Atlantic friendship may be sinking. The governments of some traditional allies have gone a step further, uniting with fundraising plans and a special conference to balance the new U.S. administration's reverse tack from Barack Obama's presidency on abortion policies.
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 08:21:21 +0000Chaos and incoherence in American foreign policy are a threat to global stability.
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 06:16:01 +0000
Emails accusing German soldiers stationed in Lithuania of rape were sent to local news outlets and the parliamentary president. NATO officials allege that Russia is targeting the military alliance.
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 02:10:29 +0000
Former President Barack Obama's first national security adviser ripped the Obama administration for making "a colossal mistake" in drawing a red line in Syria and then not following up on it. "The failure to enforce the red line back in the previous administration was a colossal mistake from a strategic standpoint," retired Gen.
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.
Sun, 19 Feb 2017 17:19:00 +0000Russia is again stirring tensions in the volatile Balkans, at a moment when NATO and the European Union are distracted with other crises.
Sun, 19 Feb 2017 14:22:52 +0000The American vice president and defense secretary spoke to European officials at the Munich Security Conference but took no questions, leaving anxieties in place.
Sat, 18 Feb 2017 20:51:22 +0000Speaking 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.
Sat, 18 Feb 2017 12:45:52 +0000Vice President Mike Pence offered reassurances Saturday to anxious European leaders, but he also warned that they must spend more on defense.
Sat, 18 Feb 2017 03:02:10 +0000The laggards should pay up, and Washington should show its allies that America has their back.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 20:58:03 +0000Key members of Mr. Trump’s cabinet have been scrambling to tell allies that the United States remains a trusted partner.
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 17:25:15 +0000The defense secretary’s remarks at a NATO meeting came amid a flurry of mixed messages on the outlook for an improved American-Russian relationship.