Showing posts with label collective defence. Show all posts
Showing posts with label collective defence. Show all posts

Saturday, February 18, 2017

German defense minster calls for responsible US involvement in world security

German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen said during her opening speech at the 53rd Munich Security Conference (MSC) here on Friday that the world needed a globally committed and responsible United States.

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Stoltenberg announced the growth of defense spending in Europe due to Russian threat (2% of their GDP)

The defence spending of European countries-members of NATO in 2016 will rise for the first time in nearly ten years because of the threat of “Russian aggression” and the migration crisis. This was stated in an interview with The Financial Times, the Secretary General of the Alliance Jens Stoltenberg.

Monday, December 28, 2015

German lawmakers irked by NATO plane deployment

A NATO force of reconnaissance planes that includes German personnel will be sent to help Turkey police its border, drawing ire from politicians in Germany who said on Sunday they were not consulted.

Sunday, December 27, 2015

NATO to Deploy Airborne Warning Aircraft in Turkey

NATO will place the Boeing E-3 Sentry airborne early warning and control aircraft in Turkey as part of its air defense package to the country amid the Syrian crisis, media reported.

Friday, September 18, 2015

Japan passes law allowing troops to fight abroad

Japan's parliament has passed a law allowing its military to fight on foreign soil for the the first time since World War II.

The upper house of the Japanese parliament passed the law on Saturday despite fierce attempts by opposition politicians to block the move.

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Tokyo rails against PM Abe’s security bills

Tens of thousands of protesters gathered near Japan's Diet (parliament) building on Sunday to oppose legislation allowing the military to fight overseas, the latest sign of public mistrust in Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's security policy.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

China dissatisfied with Japan's new defense white paper

China on Tuesday voiced strong discontent and firm opposition over Japan's annual defense white paper, saying the paper deliberately plays up the so-called "China military threat".

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Japan PM pushes bill to expand role of military

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe made another pitch on July 15 for security bills which would beef up Japan's military, as he pushed legislation through a key panel despite surging public and parliamentary opposition.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Japan Gives Green Light on Expanding Use of Military

The Japanese government on Thursday confirmed a package of legislature that will allow the country to expand the use of its defense forces to a higher extreme.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Bulgarian Opposition Calls for NATO Exit

Bulgaria's Eurosceptic Attack party is set to collect signatures to hold a referendum on the country's exit from NATO, the party's leader Volen Siderov told Sputnik Radio on Monday.

Thursday, February 5, 2015

NATO Agrees to Boost Defenses in Eastern Europe

NATO defense ministers agreed to immediately set up six bases in eastern Europe and establish a spearhead force of 5,000 troops in response to they called "Russian aggression" in Ukraine, alliance chief Jens Stoltenberg said Thursday...

Monday, October 6, 2014

NATO says will take action to protect Turkey if needed

The NATO military alliance will stand by Turkey if that proves necessary to protect the country from attacks on it by Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said on Oct. 6.

Clashes have recently intensified in the Kurdish populated Syrian town of Kobane and rising smoke from the clashes can been seen from Suruç.

Bullets fly from Kobane into Turkey

Dozens of mortar shells and bullets have hit houses in Turkish border villages as  militants entered the outer neighborhoods of of Kobane.

Friday, September 19, 2014

NATO military presence in Poland, Baltic states to rise (official)

Szczecin, on the north-west coast of Poland, hosts the headquarters of NATO's Multinational Corps North-East and is seen as the centre of the Alliance's eastern defences, NATO deputy secretary general Alexander Vershbow said Thursday in Szczecin.

Earlier in September, at the NATO summit in Newport, Wales, a Readiness Action Plan was passed which foresees the creation of a rapid response spearhead to tackle threats on the Alliance's eastern flank.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Anna Fotyga: "We have an asymmetric war against western society coming from all directions" (EP)

As countries all over the world discuss how they can work together to tackle the threat posed by ISIS, MEPs will debate on 17 September what the EU can do to improve the situation in the Middle East. Anna Fotyga, a Polish member of the ECR group and chair of the security and defence subcommittee, shared her views with us ahead of the debate, adding that she expects a tough hearing for Federica Mogherini, the EU's incoming foreign affairs chief.


Should Europe focus on a strong common defence approach considering the current conflicts close to the EU's borders?

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Wales Summit will make NATO fitter to deal with any challenge

NATO Homepage,  04 Sep. 2014:
 
"NATO leaders will take important steps at their two-day Summit in Wales to counter a dramatically changed security environment, NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said on Thursday (4 September 2014). The Secretary General said the meeting “will be one of the most important” in NATO’s history adding it was “a crucial Summit at a crucial time.” 

He said NATO leaders at their talks will take important steps to counter threats which the Alliance is faced with both in the east, with Russia’s aggression against Ukraine, and to the southeast in the Middle East. Allies will also focus on newer threats such as cyber, missile defence and hybrid warfare.

Monday, August 18, 2014

NATO Commander: We Need to Be Ready for ‘Little Green Men’

NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander in Europe says the alliance would respond militarily if any of its member countries faced an incursion similar to the one sustained by Ukraine’s Crimea prior to its annexation by Russia earlier this year....
“If NATO were to observe the infiltration of its sovereign territory by [anonymous] foreign forces, and if we were able to prove that this activity was being carried out by a particular aggressor nation, then Article Five would apply,” said U.S. General Philip Breedlove in an interview with Germany’s Die Welt, referring to NATO’s collective defense principle.

Friday, August 15, 2014

NATO head: 'Continuous flow of weapons from Russia'. ("All NATO allies should increase their defense contributions step by step.”)

COPENHAGEN, Denmark. -NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen has said the alliance had monitored an “incursion” by Russian troops into Ukraine.
Speaking in Copenhagen on Friday, Rasmussen called on Russia to withdraw troops from the border. He added: "We see a continuous flow of weapons and fighters from Russia into eastern Ukraine and it is a clear demonstration of continued Russian involvement in the destabilization of eastern Ukraine."

Wales Summit to focus on readiness, Secretary General says in Denmark. (The success of the Alliance will depend on all Allies investing adequately in security and defence)

NATO Homepage,  15 Aug. 2014:

Next month’s NATO Summit in Wales will focus on the Alliance’s readiness to deal with the full range of threats, Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said on a visit to Copenhagen on Friday (15 August). ''We will adopt a Readiness Action Plan to make ourselves faster and more agile,'' he said.
At the Summit, Allied leaders are expected to adopt a number of measures aimed at increasing NATO’s ability to respond to sudden threats.

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