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Moscow will review military strategy in face of NATO plan for rapid-reaction force

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MOSCOW — Russia on Tuesday denounced Ukraine’s moves to join NATO and said it would review its military strategy in the face of expected NATO plans to establish a rapid-reaction force capable of deploying quickly to Eastern Europe. The stand

Fidel Castro Claims Mossad is Behind the Islamic State

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Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro claimed on Monday that the Israeli intelligence agency Mossad was behind the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group, AFP reports. Castro’s claims were made in a column published in Cuban media in which he lashed out

NATO Set to Ratify Pledge on Joint Defense in Case of Major Cyberattack

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BRUSSELS — When President Obama meets with other NATO leaders later this week, they are expected to ratify what seems, at first glance, a far-reaching change in the organization’s mission of collective defense: For the first time, a cyberattack on

NATO War Game Tests Intelligence- Sharing

ORLAND AIR BASE, Norway—A war game the North Atlantic Treaty Organization played recently in a Norwegian fiord about 650 miles from the Russian border has a familiar ring: Tensions between two countries explode into military conflict after one supports an

Estonia: Russian spy did not know EU or Nato secrets

BRUSSELS – An alleged Russian spy exposed in Estonia did not compromise EU or Nato secrets, Estonia's intelligence chief has told EUobserver. The Baltic country last week detained Vladimir Veitman, a 63-year-old Estonian intelligence officer, on suspicion of spying for

Uniformed Attacker Kills NATO Solder in Afghanistan

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An attacker wearing an Afghan army uniform has opened fire on a group of NATO troops in eastern Afghanistan, killing one service member. Friday's shooting is at least the 15th incident this year in which an Afghan soldier or an

Afghan Soldier Kills 4 French Troops

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NATO says an Afghan National Army soldier has killed four coalition service members. Afghan security officials say the dead soldiers are French nationals. The Afghan authorities say at least 16 people were wounded in the asssault Friday in eastern Afghanisan.

NATO Airstrike Kills Insurgents

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NATO says coalition and Afghan forces have carried out an airstrike in Zabul province, killing “numerous” insurgents. The international alliance did not give a specific number for the militant deaths. The coalition said Friday two suspected insurgents were detained in

2 NATO service members killed in Afghanistan

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KABUL, Afghanistan—A bomb and a separate insurgent attack killed two NATO service members in southern Afghanistan, the alliance said on Monday. It said one service member died Monday as a result of an attack and another was killed in a

NATO seeks Indian cooperation in cyber warfare news

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Brussels: European security bloc NATO has sought cooperation with India in the arena of cyber warfare in a bid to counter threats, particularly those originating from China. Increasingly, NATO officials are trying to draw India into their ambit of operations

Rebels launch push in western Libya, aim for coast

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  Rebel commander Col. Jumma Ibrahim said opposition forces captured Bir Ghanam and had moved a few miles beyond it, as well as making advances on a separate highway to Sabratha. On that highway, rebels at one point came to

NATO underestimated strength of Gaddafi regime – French minister

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NATO has underestimated the ability of Muammar Gaddafi's regime to offer resistance to rebel forces assisted by NATO-led air campaign, French Foreign Minister Alain Juppe said. An international military operation "to protect civilians" in Libya began on March 19 following

IED Attacks in Afghanistan Hit All-Time High

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The number of IED attacks in Afghanistan has spiked to all-time high, U.S. military officials said, because of the free flow of critical bomb-making materials from neighboring Pakistan. Senior military officials said there were more than 1,600 strikes involving so-called

LIBYA – NATO Secretary General at the International Contact Group for Libya in Istanbul

NATO Secretary General at the International Contact Group for Libya in Istanbul: NATO remains committed to protect the Libyan people The NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen visited Istanbul on 15 July 2011 and attended the meeting of the International