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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 »

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 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 »

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? -

U.S. Secretary for Defense Jim Mattis, center, arrives for a meeting at NATO headquarters in Brussels on Thursday, June 29, 2017. NATO defense ministers meet Thursday to discuss, among other issues, the situation in Afghanistan and defense spending.and more »

NATO increasing troops in Afghanistan again, but Trudeau says Canadians won't be among them -

Two years after winding down its military operation in Afghanistan, NATO has agreed to send more troops to help train and work alongside Afghan security forces. But Canadian trainers won't be among them, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told reporters in ...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 »

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 »

NATO: 'Cyber' is a military domain - The Register

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg has told a press conference ahead of a ministerial meeting tomorrow Brussels time that “cyber” is a “military domain” – and that a cyber-attack on one member can trigger NATO's Article 5. Article 5 of the ...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 »