NATO

Tillerson’s Revised Schedule Shows NATO is ‘Clearly Not a Priority’ for Trump

The Trump administration does not view relations with the North Atlantic Alliance or Europe as a priority as evidenced by the fact that US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will not attend a meeting of NATO foreign ministers scheduled for April 5-6, political analyst Vladimir Batyuk told RIA Novosti.

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Western chicken hawks are going cold on Turkey

Where is the increasingly vituperative spat between Turkey and The Netherlands (and other EU countries) going to lead? Why is this political fall-out between fellow NATO members happening at this precise moment? First, a quick recap of the events.  

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Four NATO powers prefer Russia to the US, Gallup poll shows

A Gallup poll has revealed that citizens of four NATO nations would sooner count on Russia to defend them rather than the United States, Bloomberg reported on Friday, reflecting the changing perceptions of the US’s role in global security. Between October and December 2016, WIN/Gallup International asked around a thousand people in 66 countries who […]

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‘Confrontational agenda’: Russian envoy blasts NATO border activities

Moscow’s envoy to NATO has said the bloc’s recent moves and future plans aimed at boosting its military presence near Russian borders have no justification and have only served to heighten tensions. “In essence, by its preparations along our borders NATO tries to impose on us a confrontational agenda that has nothing to do with […]

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US tanks, infantry fighting vehicles arrive in Estonia amid NATO buildup on Russian borders

US military hardware, including M1A2 Abrams battle tanks and Bradley infantry fighting vehicles, have arrived in the northern Estonian town of Tapa as part of continued US efforts to counter the alleged Russian threat.  

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Trump: US supports NATO, but wants all members to pay fair share

Donald Trump has stated that although the US strongly supports NATO, it wants all members to make their full contributions to the alliance. His comments were made during a speech at the US Central Command in Florida.

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‘NATO exercises on Russia border part of US buildup of empire ‘

This is also the first time US troops will have been stationed right on Russia’s borders. It is a great concern and is part of the US buildup of empire, says Elsa Rassbach, German affiliate of War Resisters International, Code Pink. NATO’s anti-Russia exercises are being ratcheted up with Germany announcing it would deploy tanks […]

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NATO Military Build-Up in E Europe: ‘Trump Will Continue Where Obama Stopped’

US President-elect Donald Trump has repeatedly stated that NATO is an obsolete organization since it is not much engaged in fighting terrorism and its members are not contributing enough. In an interview with Sputnik Germany, German politician Tobias Pflueger commented on Trump’s statements and his position toward the military alliance.

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Aspects of NATO ‘obsolete,’ adaptation needed – top general

A senior NATO general echoed the words of US President-elect Donald Trump in acknowledging that parts of the NATO military alliance are “obsolete,” saying it needs to adapt, but cited very different reasons and directions for change.

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‘Dissolution of NATO, military alliance with Russia’: German Left leader echoes Trump

A military security system, which would include Russia, should be set up instead of NATO, Sahra Wagenknecht, leader of the German Left party said in an interview, echoing Trump’s recent statements on NATO.

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The Bogus ‘Humanitarian’ War on Serbia

NATO’s war on Serbia in 1999 was the template for other “humanitarian” wars – in Iraq, Libya and now Syria – but it wasn’t “news” when the Serbian leader was cleared, notes John Pilger. The exoneration of a man accused of the worst of crimes, genocide, made no headlines. Neither the BBC nor CNN covered […]

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Why Pentagon Accuses Russia of ‘Undermining’ NATO Alliance

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph Dunford has pointed the finger of blame at Russia for what he called the attempts to “undermine” the NATO alliance during his speech at the National Defense University. Russia is making attempts to “undermine the most successful alliance in history

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Russia offers NATO an olive branch, but is reconciliation in NATO interests?

Russia has invited NATO’s military experts to Moscow in September and offered a “positive program” for developing relations with the military alliance — but is reconciliation really what NATO is interested in? Russian Deputy Defense Minister Anatoly Antonov said the proposal was aimed at decreasing tensions and that Moscow was ready for a constructive approach, […]

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Russia’s Top-Notch S-400 Will Protect Crimea From NATO’s ‘Air Hooligans’

Russia plans to deploy one of its best air defense systems, the S-400 Triumf to Crimea in August. The regiment that will protect the skies over the Black Sea peninsula from NATO’s “air hooligans,” as Crimea’s Vice Premier Ruslan Balbek put it, will be stationed in the port town of Feodosia. The S-400 complex will […]

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Germany Blocked Flying NATO’s Flag During E. Europe Military Drills

NATO has not flown its white-on-blue flag during the course of its massive Anaconda-2016 war games aimed at demonstrating European solidarity and unity in the face of a purported “Russian threat,” suggesting that there are deep divisions within the alliance over the portrayal of Moscow as an enemy.

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