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Turkey says will not submit to 'impositions' from United States in visa crisis.

ANKARA - Turkey's foreign minister said on Wednesday Ankara would not submit to "impositions" from the United States to resolve a feud which has seen the two NATO allies stop issuing visas to each other's citizens.

- Reuters - US

RFE/RL: Bosnian Serb lawmakers pass resolution on 'military neutrality'.

Bosnian Serb lawmakers have passed a nonbinding resolution insisting on the “military neutrality” of Bosnia-Herzegovina's ethnic Serb-dominated entity, as part of an effort to oppose the country's potential membership in NATO. The post RFE/RL: Bosnian Serb lawmakers pass resolution on 'military neutrality' ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Pro-Russian Montenegrins Publish New Anti-Western Media.

Russian news outlets have increased their presence in the Balkans, but anti-Western news sites launched this year in Montenegro are run by locals who oppose NATO membership and EU integration.

- Balkan Insight - UK

Serbian Govt Promises to Fund NATO Bombing Probe.

Serbia's environmental protection minister said the government is ready to financially support the establishment of a laboratory to investigate the medical consequences of the 1999 NATO bombing.

- Balkan Insight - UK

Bosnian Serbs Adopt Resolution on Military Neutrality.

The Bosnian Serb entity assembly has passed a largely symbolic resolution proclaiming its 'military neutrality' as a perceived counterpoint to Bosnian moves to join NATO.

- Balkan Insight - UK

Bosnia's Serb region declares neutrality in bid to block NATO membership.

Bombing campaigns in 1990s make NATO membership unpopular among Bosnian Serbs The post Bosnia's Serb region declares neutrality in bid to block NATO membership appeared first on The Express Tribune.

- The Express Tribune - PK

UK withdrawing amphibious ships would challenge ability to meet key NATO requirements.

With the UK armed forces needing to balance budgets, procurements, and commitments, the Royal Navy is considering reductions in several capability areas, including withdrawing its specialist amphibious ships. Dr Lee Willett asks whether mothballing such ships would impact the UK's ability to

- Jane’s - US

Bosnian Serbs pass non-binding resolution against NATO membership.

Thomson Reuters SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina — Bosnian Serb lawmakers have passed a non-binding resolution opposing the country's potential membership in NATO as part of years-long efforts to keep Bosnia away from the Western military alliance. The 83-member parliament in the Bosnia Serb-run part of the country ...

- Business Insider - US

Bosnian Serbs pass resolution against NATO membership.

Bosnian Serb lawmakers have passed a non-binding resolution opposing the country's potential membership in NATO as part of years-long efforts to keep Bosnia away from the Western military alliance.

- FOX News - US

Erdogan is in Warsaw on a First Visit to an EU Country after a Coup Attempt.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was warmly welcomed by Polish counterpart Andrzej Duda today in Warsaw during his first official visit to an EU country following the coup attempt in July 2016, AFP reported. Erdogan visited Belgium in May for a meeting of NATO and Hamburg for a G20 summit in July, but Poland is the ...

- Novinite - BG

Accelerating autonomy in MCM.

NATO's Centre for Maritime Research and Experimentation is exploring novel technologies and techniques applicable to the next generation of collaborative, autonomous mine countermeasures capabilities. Richard Scott reports Based in La Spezia on Italy's Ligurian coast, NATO's

- Jane’s - US

Meet the Haqqanis, former CIA assets

The rescue of an abducted U.S.-Canadian family in Pakistan last week has spotlighted their captors – the Haqqani network, former CIA assets who are now considered one of the most dangerous factions fighting U.S.-led NATO forces in Afghanistan.

- The Daily Star - LB

Biden: World leaders call me to interpret Trump

Former Vice President Joe Biden said Tuesday 14 world leaders have sought him out for insight into President Trump. One European prime minister, describing Trump pushing the president of Montenegro out of his way at a NATO summit, compared him to Il Duce,' a moniker for the 20th-century Italian dictator Benito Mussolini, ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Ukraine touts locally-built AR-15 assault rifle variant

Ukraine’s state-owned Ukroboronprom has recently showcased its locally built variant of the AR-15 assault rifle – i.e. M4-WAC-47. The Ukrainian Ministry of Defense intends to induct the M4-WAC-47 as part of its technical and operational alignment with NATO, according to Quwa.

- UNIAN - UA

What North Korea learned from the Kosovo War

Pyongyang views NATO's willingness to use force in Kosovo just four years after Washington signed the Dayton Agreement with Milosevic in 1995 as proof that ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Russia supplying free fuel to Taliban in war against NATO forces, reveals report

Moscow has lately accelerated its support in apparent attempt to bolster Taliban against Islamic State The post Russia supplying free fuel to Taliban in war against NATO forces, reveals report appeared first on The Express Tribune.

- The Express Tribune - PK

A New Crack in An Old Alliance

Transatlantic TakeBRUSSELS — Turkey and the United States are arguably in the lowest point of their relationship. A new diplomatic snap happened last week when the United States suspended non-immigration visa services in Turkey. Turkey responded in kind, making a copy-paste' of the U.S. communiqué on October 8. How did ...

- GMF - DE

Russia refutes allegation of oil supply to Taliban

Oct 17 : Russia on Monday refuted United Kingdom media reports that alleged Moscow was supplying oil products to Taliban.Russian foreign ministry said that the 'fake report' was to divert international attention from the failure of NATO policy."UK media reports on Russia's supplying oil products to Taliban are sheer fakes ...

- Sify - IN

As North Korea threat looms, US Navy tests ballistic missile shootdown capability

More than a dozen NATO warships participated in the successful shoot-down of a ballistic missile target near Scotland on Sunday, the latest such test of defensive measures amid North Korea's advancing nuke and missile programs.

- FOX News - US

Ukrinform: Turchynov to chair NATO-Ukraine Commission meeting in Brussels

Secretary of the Ukrainian National Security and Defense Council Oleksandr Turchynov will pay a working visit to NATO headquarters on Oct. 18, a diplomat has told an Ukrinform correspondent in Brussels. The post Ukrinform: Turchynov to chair NATO-Ukraine Commission meeting in Brussels appeared first on KyivPost.

- Kyiv Post - UA

RFE/RL: Macedonia's ruling SDSM claims victory in municipal elections after early results

Macedonia’s ruling Social Democrats claimed victory in municipal elections on Oct. 15, gaining a solid show of support as they look to lead the Balkan nation to eventual NATO and European Union membership. The post RFE/RL: Macedonia's ruling SDSM claims victory in municipal elections after early results appeared first ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

NATO Showcases Its Nuclear Defenses With Major Drill

NATO kicked off its annual nuclear exercise with drills in Germany and Belgium, as the alliance seeks to highlight its nuclear deterrent amid North Korean tests and Russian maneuvers.

- Wall Street Journal - US

Local election boosts Macedonia's pro-Western Social Democrats

Macedonia's ruling Social Democrats claimed victory in municipal elections on Sunday , signalling large-scale support for the new government that has pledged to speed up the small Balkan country's accession to NATO and the European Union.

- EurActive - UK

NATO Ships Hold Missile Defense Drill Near Scotland, Pentagon Says

Warships from eight NATO countries participated in live-fire self-defense exercises of ship and missile systems near Scotland on Sunday the U.S. Department of Defense said, quoted by Reuters.Ships from Canada, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, the United Kingdom and the United States defended against a ...

- Novinite - BG

Russia 'funds the Taliban by $2.5m a month for anti-NATO operations in Afghanistan'

Russia funds the Taliban in Afghanistan by $2.5m a month through laundered fuel sales, according to the Times who spoke to a treasurer with the group.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

112.ua: Stoltenberg says military conflict with DPRK will have devastating consequences

The head of NATO warned the world against the war with North Korea. This was reported by  DW. “The military conflict with the DPRK will have devastating consequences,” said NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, speaking at the headquarters of the organization in Brussels. The post 112.ua: Stoltenberg ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Local elections in Macedonia to test pro-Western policy

SKOPJE - Macedonians go to polls on Sunday to elect mayors and town officials in a test for the new government that has pledged to speed up the Balkan country's accession to NATO and the European Union.

- Reuters - US

Middle East Showdown: 5 Iranian Weapons of War Israel Should Fear in a War

An Israeli strike on Iran's nuclear facilities wouldn't go unanswered. Editor's Note: Please see previous works from our Weapons of War' series including: Five NATO Weapons of War Russia Should Fear, Five Russian Weapons of War NATO Should Fear, Five Chinese Weapons of War America Should Fear, Five American Weapons of ...

- Yahoo! News - US

FM Cavusoglu holds phone call with NATO chief Stoltenberg

Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavushoglu hold a phone call with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, diplomatic sources said Friday, DailySabah reported.

- AzerNews - AZ

America's Most Powerful Fighter Jet Ever Is Headed to Europe

Dave Majumdar Security, Russia, get ready.  The United States Air Force's elite 27th Fighter Squadron—part of the 1st Fighter Wing—has deployed to Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, with a detachment of Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptors. The stealthy fifth-generation fighters—which can cruise supersonically without ...

- The National Interest - US

Poroshenko: Ukraine to become NATO member

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko is confident that Ukraine will become a member of NATO. “There is no doubt that future officers and generals, ambassadors and ministers are among these teenagers who are mature beyond their years… Perhaps the future president, and perhaps even the NATO secretary general , ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Middle East Showdown: 5 Iranian Weapons of War Israel Should Fear in a War

John Allen Gay Security, Middle East An Israeli strike on Iran's nuclear facilities wouldn't go unanswered. What are the most dangerous tools at Tehran's disposal? Editor's Note: Please see previous works from our Weapons of War' series including: Five NATO Weapons of War Russia Should Fear, Five Russian Weapons of War ...

- The National Interest - US

NATO warns North Korea military action would have 'devastating consequences'

Donald Trump's ongoing threats of military action against Pyongyang have fuelled fears of conflict on the Korean peninsula.

- SBS.com.au - AU

Nato chief believes US military action against North Korea would lead to ‘devastating consequences’

Military intervention against North Korea would have “devastating consequences”, Nato chief Jens Stoltenberg warned on Friday, after US President Donald Trump said diplomatic efforts had failed. Tensions over North Korea’s weapons programmes have soared in recent months, with Pyongyang launching a flurry ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Fighter Jets Alerted Due To Bomb Threat

Hungarian Gripen fighter jets were alerted by a NATO air command centre in Italy at around 11.30 a.m. Thursday because of a bomb threat affecting a passenger plane flying over Hungary en route from Canada to Dubai, the Defence Ministry announced.

- The Budapest Sun - HU

NATO chief urges US, Turkey to 'find solutions' to row

NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg on Friday urged the United States and Turkey to "sit down and find solutions" to a crisis in relations between the two key members of the military alliance.

- The Daily Star - LB

NATO chief concerned about Iran missile program

NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg on Friday refused to intervene in the row over the Iran nuclear deal, but said the alliance had concerns about Tehran's "continuous development of missile capabilities".

- The Daily Star - LB

Ex-NATO chief urges allies to boost help for Ukraine – media

NATO members should step up efforts to help Ukraine in its conflict, the alliance's former chief said Wednesday, warning that a Russian proposal for a peacekeeping force was a 'Trojan horse', according to the Daily Mail.

- UNIAN - UA

NATO 'accepts Serbia's determination to be neutral'

NATO accepts Serbia's determination to be neutral, says the deputy general secretary of NATO, Rose Gottemoeller. In addition, NATO sees nothing disputable in it, and it does not represent an obstacle to the development of cooperation with Serbia in a number of fields, Gottemoeller said on Thursday in Belgrade during her ...

- B92 - SK

Nato chief concerned about Iran missile programme

BRUSSELS, Oct 13 — Nato chief Jens Stoltenberg today refused to intervene in the row over the Iran nuclear deal, but said the alliance had concerns about Tehran's continuous development of missile capabilities'. US President Donald...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Russia could deploy more advanced missiles to its border with NATO to counter the growing US presence

Thomson Reuters MOSCOW — A senior Russian lawmaker says Moscow could deploy more state-of-the-art missiles in its westernmost region in response to the US military buildup in Poland. The head of the Russian parliament's defense affairs committee, Retired Gen. Vladimir Shamanov, said Thursday that Russia could take ...

- Business Insider - US

EU Force Helps Bosnian Agencies Fight Terrorists in NATO-backed Drill

A military helicopter lands to evacuate people wounded during a police raid against terrorists who took hostages at Sarajevo airport - part of the first joint drill by the EU peacekeeping force in Bosnia and local army and police. In the exercise, part of the drill dubbed "Quick Response 2017," Sarajevo is hit by severe ...

- Voice of America - US

Poland says it's repelled a 3rd Russian hacking attack

WARSAW, Poland — Poland's defense minister says the nation's cyber experts have successfully repelled a third hacking attempt from Russia but warns the cyberattack threat is mounting. Defense Minister Antoni Macierewicz said Friday the recent attack targeted companies in Ukraine that also have offices in other countries, ...

- SFGate - US

Kosovo Honours US Pilot for 1999 NATO Bombing

Kosovo honoured the US Air Force's chief of staff David Goldfein, who was shot down as a pilot during the NATO bombing of Yugoslavia in 1999, with the country's 'Order of Freedom'.

- Balkan Insight - UK

EU force helps Bosnian agencies fight terrorists in NATO-backed drill

SARAJEVO - A military helicopter lands to evacuate people wounded during a police raid against terrorists who took hostages at Sarajevo airport - part of the first joint drill by the EU peacekeeping force in Bosnia and local army and police.

- Reuters - US

US: Macedonia may be the Next NATO Member

NATO is ready to accept new members. This applies in particular to the candidacy of Macedonia, reports actualno.  The Alliance will continue its policy of "open doors" to welcome new members, US Permanent Representative Kay Bailey Hutchinson said. In his words, candidates only have to meet certain military requirements as ...

- Novinite - BG

Russia Threatened to Place more Missiles near Poland

Russia can respond to the deployment of the US Armored Division in Poland by positioning additional Iskander missiles in Kaliningrad. This was stated by the Chairman of the Defense Committee in the Russian Parliament and former commander of the Russian Air Force troops Vladimir Shamanov, quoted by the World Agencies. Russia ...

- Novinite - BG

Denmark readies law to block Nord Stream 2

Denmark is considering passing a law that could block a disputed Russian pipeline project which would run through the NATO member's territory due to security concerns.

- EurActive - UK

Turkey's Erdogan says no problem with Russian S-400 purchases

Ankara's decision to buy the S-400s has been seen in some Western capitals as a snub to NATO, given tensions with Moscow over Ukraine and Syria.

- The Hindu - IN

Millions Would Have Died: Russia's Insane Plan to Crush NATO in Battle

Zachary Keck Security, Nukes and more nukes.  As Dwight Eisenhower—who is often mischaracterized as believing that nuclear weapons were just another weapon to be used—realized early on in the atomic age, a nuclear war is unwinnable. At one National Security Council meeting, for example, Eisenhower said that one ...

- The National Interest - US

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