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NATO builds on its support for Afghanistan - NATO HQ (press release)

Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg confirmed on Thursday (29 June 2017) that NATO will increase its support for the Afghan security forces. NATO's Resolute Support Mission helps train, assist and advise the Afghans to make their country more secure ...and more »

NATO allies boost defense spending in the wake of Trump criticism - Washington Post

BRUSSELS — NATO allies of the United States plan to boost their defense spending by 4.3 percent this year, Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said Wednesday, a response in part to intense pressure from President Trump that the nations invest more in ...and more »

Thank Putin, Not Trump, For NATO's New Defense Spending Boost - Foreign Policy (blog)

One president is pushing NATO to get its act together on defense spending. But that president sits in Moscow, not Washington. On Wednesday, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg announced non-U.S. NATO members will boost their defense spending ...and more »

Trump effect? Europe's defense spending to rise faster in 2017 - Reuters

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Europe and Canada will raise defense spending at the fastest pace for three years in 2017, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said on Wednesday, partly aimed at showing the United States they are committed to shouldering ...and more »

NATO members to increase defense spending - CNN

(CNN) America's NATO allies in Europe and Canada will increase defense spending by 4.3% in 2017, according to official NATO statistics released Thursday. The boost comes amid continued criticism from President Donald Trump, who has frequently ...and more »

NATO: We will do more to fight terrorism - Deutsche Welle

One of US President Donald Trump's repetitive complaints about NATO was that the military alliance wasn't addressing what he considers the major threat facing the world: terrorism. In an evolution that was already underway but quickened under the harsh ...and more »

War in Afghanistan: Will Mattis Commit More Troops? - NBCNews.com

BRUSSELS — Two years after winding down its military operation in Afghanistan, NATO has agreed to send more troops to the war-ravaged country to help train and work alongside the Afghan security forces. The move comes in response to a request from ...and more »

'What is the price of not fighting this war?': Mattis makes his pitch to get more NATO troops in Afghanistan - Washington Post

BRUSSELS — Nearly three years after the North Atlantic Treaty Organization ended combat operations in Afghanistan, the 29-nation alliance will send troops once more into the country with hopes that the renewed surge will help the Afghan military beat ...and more »

Defence Ministers review progress on fairer burden-sharing and NATO-EU cooperation - NATO HQ (press release)

NATO Defence Ministers met today (29 June 2017), taking stock of the Alliance's work towards fairer burden-sharing, as well as NATO-EU cooperation. Allies agreed to new capability targets, stepping up in key areas, including heavy equipment and air-to ...and more »

NATO decides cyber attacks could trigger collective defence clause - ZDNet

Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg: NATO will recognise cyberspace as an operational domain like air, sea, land, and space. Image: NATO. Article 5 of the North Atlantic Treaty which states an attack on one NATO member is consdiered an attack on all, ...and more »