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NATO Extends Chief's Term.

The alliance added two years to the term of Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg, paving the way for him to become the longest serving chief since the Cold War.

- Wall Street Journal - US

NATO Chief Stoltenberg Wins Extended Term to Late 2020.

NATO allies extended Jens Stoltenberg's term as secretary-general of the Western military alliance until late 2020 on Tuesday, giving the former Norwegian prime minister a rare six-year mandate in the top job. Stoltenberg, who took up the post on Oct. 1 2014, will now step down two years later than planned on Sept. 30 2020, ...

- Voice of America - US

Stoltenberg reappointed as Nato chief until 2020.

Stoltenberg reappointed as Nato chief until 2020...

- MENAFN - JO

Stoltenberg reappointed as NATO chief until 2020.

NATO today reappointed Jens Stoltenberg as secretary general to serve until 2020, as the alliance undergoes its biggest revamp since the Cold War to counter the perceived threat posed by Russia.

- EurActive - UK

NATO Extends Stoltenberg's Mandate As Alliance Chief To 2020.

NATO allies have extended Jens Stoltenberg's term as chief of the Western alliance until September 30, 2020.

- Radio Free Europe - US

NATO prolongs chief Stoltenberg's term for 2 more years.

NATO extended Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg's tenure for two more years at the head of the world's biggest military alliance on Tuesday. He has held the post since 2014.

- Stars and Stripes - US

Stoltenberg's mandate as Nato head extended for 2 years.

Nato on Tuesday extended the mandate of Jens Stoltenberg as secretary general for two years, until 30 September 2020. Stoltenberg, a former Norwegian prime minister, has been in post since October 2014. Members of the North Atlantic alliance said that they have "full confidence in his ability to continue his dedicated work ...

- EU Observer - EU

Nato Reappoints Jens Stoltenberg as Chief Until 2020.

 NATO on Tuesday reappointed Jens Stoltenberg as secretary general to serve until 2020, as the alliance undergoes its biggest revamp since the Cold War to counter the perceived threat posed by Russia. The former Norwegian prime minister, who took over in October 2014, will pilot the alliance into its next summit in ...

- Novinite - BG

NATO training Iraqis in Serbia's southern town of Nis.

NATO announced that it is training medical experts from Iraq’s security forces in the Serbian Military Logistics Training Center in the southern town of Nis. "The course has been developed within the framework of the NATO Defense Capacity Building Initiative for Iraq," the military alliance said on its website, and added:

- B92 - SK

NATO prolongs chief Stoltenberg's term for 2 more years.

NATO is giving Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg two more years at the head of the world's biggest military alliance.

- FOX News - US

EurActiv: Stoltenberg reappointed as NATO chief until 2020.

NATO on Dec. 12 reappointed Jens Stoltenberg as secretary general to serve until 2020, as the alliance undergoes its biggest revamp since the Cold War to counter the perceived threat posed by Russia. The post EurActiv: Stoltenberg reappointed as NATO chief until 2020 appeared first on KyivPost.

- Kyiv Post - UA

NATO prolongs chief Stoltenberg's term for 2 more years

NATO is giving Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg two more years at the head of the world's biggest military alliance. NATO said in a statement Tuesday that the 29 NATO nations decided to prolong the former Norwegian prime minister's term until Sept. 30, 2020. It said the allies "congratulate the...

- Baltimoresun.com - US

Estonian MPs to attend NATO PA Transatlantic Forum - The Baltic Times

TALLINN - Marko Mihkelson, the chairman of the Estonian delegation to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly , and a member of the delega......

- The Baltic Times - US

U.S. Soldier Dead, Two Injured In 'Vehicle Incident' In Eastern Afghanistan

NATO says a U.S. soldiers has died as a result of injuries sustained during a "vehicle incident" in eastern Afghanistan.

- Radio Free Europe - US

Saudi Arabia: Theater Owners Trade Group Has “Extensive Plans” For Kingdom's Cinemas

UPDATED, WRITETHRU with AMC and MPAA weigh-in: The National Association of Theatre Owners has offered its praise to Saudi Arabia after the kingdom confirmed today that it would lift a 35-year ban on public cinemas. NATO also revealed that a delegation from the trade group led by President and CEO John Fithian has been in ...

- Deadline.com - US

NATO trains Iraqi medical officers in cooperation with Serbia

NATO continues to build Iraqi security forces capabilities. NATO partners are joining this important endeavour.

- NATO - INT

NATO Deputy Secretary General to participate in the European Union Non-proliferation and Disarmament Conference 2017

The NATO Deputy Secretary General, The Honourable Rose E. Gottemoeller, will attend the plenary session on Perspectives on Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Challenges' at the Palais d'Egmont on Tuesday, 12 December 2017 where she will take part in a panel discussion.

- NATO - INT

Klympush-Tsintsadze: Kyiv enters new format of annual program of cooperation with NATO

Official Kyiv clearly defines the goals of cooperation with NATO, Ukraine's Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze has said. “The biggest strategic achievement of the year is that we have finalized our vision of the goals of cooperation with NATO, which is enshrined ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

NATO Deputy Secretary General to visit the Republic of Moldova

On Friday, 8 December 2017, the NATO Deputy Secretary General, The Honourable Ms. Rose Gottemoeller will travel to Chisinau where she will inaugurate the NATO Liaison Office Moldova together with the Prime Minister, Mr. Pavel Filip.

- NATO - INT

NATO Deputy Secretary General discusses deterrence and dialogue at OSCE Ministerial Council

NATO Deputy Secretary General Rose Gottemoeller outlined NATO's dual-track approach to security in a keynote address at the OSCE Ministerial Council in Vienna on Thursday . Participating in a discussion on global challenges, Ms. Gottemoeller stressed the importance of strong deterrence and dialogue in providing for peace ...

- NATO - INT

NATO Allies and partners help Albania cope with flood disaster

NATO Allies and partners began this week helping Albania cope with the most severe rainfalls ever recorded in the country. Albania requested assistance from the NATO's Euro Atlantic Disaster Response Coordination Centre on 4 December, following the onset of heavy rainfalls in central and southern parts of the country. ...

- NATO - INT

NATO Deputy Secretary General inaugurates new NATO Liaison Office in Moldova

NATO Deputy Secretary General, Rose Gottemoeller, inaugurated the new NATO Liaison Office in Moldova today .

- NATO - INT

NATO and the European Union deepen cooperation on cyber defence

Senior officials from the European Union met their counterparts at NATO Headquarters today to take stock of current efforts and discuss new areas for cooperation on cyber defence.

- NATO - INT

Gold Star families, wounded veterans visit Kabul base

Residents at NATO's Resolute Support headquarters in Kabul welcomed three Gold Star families and four wounded veterans to the base on Saturday.

- Stars and Stripes - US

US, Russia missile treaty in jeopardy as tensions escalate

A landmark Cold War-era nuclear arms control treaty between the United States and Russia is at risk of collapsing. A tit-for-tat escalation could endanger security, divide NATO and undermine arms control agreements.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Alleged INF Treaty Violation: U.S. Demands NATO Action on Russian Missiles

The U.S. believes Russia is secretly developing nuclear-capable, medium-range missiles in violation of the INF Treaty. Washington has now upped the pressure on NATO to formulate a response - and a new arms race could be the result.

- Spiegel Online - DE

Podcast: The Danger Zone

This week's Power Vertical Podcast looks at Tbilisi's security dilemma. With a revanchist Russia encroaching on its borders and NATO membership not on the cards, what are Georgia's options?

- Radio Free Europe - US

NATO, EU path, Russian arms - and why Putin matters to Serbs

Serbia has embarked on the European path, but has no intention of joining NATO, Aleksandar Vucic has said. Speaking for TASS ahead of his trip to Moscow, the Serbian president revealed that his country plans to buy at least six Russian helicopters and air defense missile systems.

- B92 - SK

Calif. guardsmen headed to Afghanistan train with France's Rapid Reaction Corps

Being attached to a French-led unit in the Citadel Bonus mission is preparing the California soldiers to work more closely with NATO allies and gives them a taste of what to expect on their coming deployment, said Master Sgt. Fernando Ravega.

- Stars and Stripes - US

Czech Republic increases foreign deployments

The Czech Ministry of Defence is to seek parliamentary approval in January 2018 to deploy an additional 45 Army of the Czech Republic personnel to Iraq by June. The pro-NATO outgoing defence minister, Martin Stropnicky, whose Action of Dissatisfied Citizens party won the elections

- Jane’s - US

NATO, EU agree a new round of co-operation goals, although many remain abstract

NATO and EU foreign ministers have endorsed a new set of 32 proposals to boost their two organisations' co-operation against security threats, including a new push to accelerate military mobility, or the rapid deployment, of troops and materiel across Europe. The proposals are mostly an

- Jane’s - US

The Nutball the Neocons Wanted in NATO

Even interventionists are regretting some of the wars into which they helped plunge the United States in this century. Among those wars are Afghanistan and Iraq, the longest in our history; Libya, which was left without a stable government; Syria's civil war, a six-year human rights disaster we helped kick off by arming ...

- Antiwar.com - US

Novator 9M729: The Russian Missile that Broke INF Treaty's Back?

Dave Majumdar Security, Europe What you need to know.  The United States has revealed which Russian cruise missile Washington believes is in violation of the landmark 1987 Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces treaty. Speaking at the Wilson Center on November 29, National Security Council official Christopher Ford revealed ...

- The National Interest - US

Turkish President Recep Erdogan's Greece visit quickly descends into verbal sparring

Turkey and Greece's leaders have publicly aired their grievances at an unusually candid press conference. The two NATO members are divided over a series of issues — some decades old, others much more recent.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Aspiring NATO member Macedonia angles for membership invite in 2018

NATO foreign ministers have promised to review the progress of would-be members ahead of next year's summit. Macedonia is keen to join some of its western Balkan neighbors in the military alliance, but challenges remain.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

NATO Mobile Training Team holds training course in Azerbaijan

- Today.Az - AZ

NATO: There is no 'renewing' of mil-to-mil communications with Russia

NATO says there is no 'renewing' of military-to-military contacts between NATO and Russia.

- UNIAN - UA

A US airstrike has killed the leader of the Taliban's special forces, known as the 'Red Unit'

REUTERS/Parwiz NATO’s command in Afghanistan announced the US killed the leader of the Taliban’s special forces. Mullah Shah Wali, the Red Unit’s leader who was also known as Haji Nasir, was killed along with a deputy commander and three other “insurgents.” Resolute Support, NATO’s ...

- Business Insider - US

Estonian formin: NATO's promise to make Georgia member must not remain as rhetoric - The Baltic Times

BRUSSELS - NATO's promise given nine years ago to one day accept Georgia as a member of the alliance must not remain as rhetoric, Eston......

- The Baltic Times - US

NATO's Southern Strategy at a Crossroads

If NATO is to remain effective, the security needs of its Southern neighborhood must be countered by a more sustainable and ambitious strategy.

- Carnegie Endowment - US

NATO's Southern Strategy at a Crossroads

If NATO is to remain effective, the security needs of its Southern neighborhood need to be countered by a more sustainable and ambitious strategy.

- Carnegie Endowment - US

Turkey's Erdogan Making Historic Visit To Greece

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is beginning a visit to Greece on December 7 -- the first by a Turkish head of state in 65 years -- amid concerns about relations between the two uneasy NATO allies.

- Radio Free Europe - US

NATO Mobile Training Team holds training course in Azerbaijan

The Mobile Training Team of Allied Joint Force Command Brunssum conducts a training course on the topic "Joint campaign and operational assessment" in Baku in accordance with the Individual Partnership and Cooperation Program between the Azerbaijani Ministry of Defense and NATO for 2017.

- AzerNews - AZ

NATO details preliminary APS standards

NATO's Standardisation Agency has released initial details of the Standardisation Agreement covering active protection systems . While still a working draft, STANAG 4686, in addition to the accompanying Allied Engineering Publication -62 has already defined methodologies for

- Jane’s - US

NATO Secretary General to commemorate the Harmel Report

On Tuesday, 5 December 2017, the NATO Secretary General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg will attend an event at the Palais d'Egmont organized by the Belgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the publication of the Harmel Report'.

- NATO - INT

NATO Deputy Secretary General to speak on Women, Peace and Security

The NATO Deputy Secretary General, the Honourable Ms. Rose Gottemoeller will contribute to a panel discussion about Women, Peace and Security' at the Canadian Mission to the European Union on Tuesday 5 December 2017 at 10h. The event is organized by the Government of Canada, Women in International Security, and the German ...

- NATO - INT

Chairman of the Military Committee commends Bulgaria for being a reliable Ally

General Petr Pavel, Chairman of the NATO Military Committee, visited Bulgaria on 30 Nov-2 Dec. During his visit, General Pavel met with HE Mr Rumer Radev, President of Bulgaria, HE Mr Boyko Borisov, Prime Minister of Bulgaria, Lieutenant General Zapryanov, Deputy Minister of Defence, and Lieutenant General Andrey Botsev, ...

- NATO - INT

Secretary General: Alliance to further boost cooperation with EU

NATO foreign ministers are to hold two days of talks beginning Tuesday to discuss the Alliance's continuing adaptation in the face of diverse and evolving security challenges.

- NATO - INT

NATO Secretary General commemorates 50th anniversary of the Harmel Report

The NATO Secretary General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg, delivered a keynote speech today at an event sponsored by Belgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Harmel Report.'

- NATO - INT

Foreign Ministers agree new areas of NATO-EU cooperation

Foreign Ministers agreed to step up NATO's cooperation with the European Union on Tuesday . Joint work between the organisations will include three new areas: military mobility, information sharing in the fight against terrorism, and promoting women's role in peace and security. We are taking cooperation between NATO and ...

- NATO - INT

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