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Estonia Leads the Way in NATO's Cyberdefense.

A hotel conference room in the Baltic republic of Estonia recently became the front line in a rehearsal for cyberwarfare, in an exercise that tested the North Atlantic Treaty Organization's readiness to repel hackers.

- Wall Street Journal - US

US Marines Return to Helmand.

The U.S. Marine Corps has returned to Helmand, the restive province in southern Afghanistan where it fought years of bloody battles with the Taliban, to help train Afghan forces struggling to contain the insurgency. Many of the 300 Marines coming to Helmand as part of the NATO-led Resolute Support training mission are ...

- Voice of America - US

EU Seeks Meeting With Erdogan at NATO Summit.

EU top officials will seek to hold a meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on the margins of the NATO summit next month, according to German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

- Wall Street Journal - US

Trump's first 100 days: a president's very public education.

Health care is complicated. China can be a useful ally. NATO isn't obsolete. Being president is hard. Over the course of his 100 days in office, President Donald Trump has been startlingly candid about his public education in the ways of Washington and the world. He has been blocked by the courts and befuddled by The post ...

- The Japan Times - JP

US Marines Return to Afghanistan's Volatile Helmand.

US Marines returned to Afghanistan's volatile Helmand Saturday, where American troops faced heated fighting until NATO's combat mission ended in 2014, as embattled Afghan security forces struggle to beat back the resurgent Taliban.The deployment of some 300 Marines to the...

- Newsmax - US

Trump hails Lithuania's commitment to boost defense spending - The Baltic Times.

VILNIUS – The United States President Donald Trump has applauded the Lithuanian commitment to raise defense spending and reach the NATO-pr......

- The Baltic Times - US

The US Takes On the World in NATO's Cyber War Games.

Last year, the US finished last in Locked Shields, NATO's cyber war games. This year, it had its eye on redemption. The post The US Takes On the World in NATO's Cyber War Games appeared first on WIRED.

- Wired Magazine - US

EU chiefs want to meet Erdogan at NATO summit: Merkel.

The EU's top officials will seek a meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan at a NATO summit next month amid mounting tensions with Ankara, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Saturday.

- The Daily Star - LB

Trump's first 100 days: a president's very public education.

Health care is complicated. China can be a useful ally. NATO isn't obsolete. Being president is hard. Over the course of his 100 days in office, President Donald Trump has been startlingly candid about his public education in the ways of Washington and the world. He's been blocked by the courts and befuddled by a The post ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Norway assigns €180,000 for adaptation of retired Ukrainian servicemen.

Norway has decided to assign €180,000 to the NATO trust fund to provide Ukraine with assistance in social and professional adaptation of servicemen transferred to the reserve, Norwegian Foreign Minister Borge Brende said. Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration of Ukraine Ivanna ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Trump's first 100 days: A president's very public education.

WASHINGTON — Health care is complicated. China can be a useful ally. NATO isn't obsolete. Being president is hard.

- Billings Gazette - US

Turkey, US can turn Raqa into 'graveyard' for IS: Erdogan

Turkey and the United States can join forces to turn the Islamic State jihadist groups de-facto capital of Raqa in Syria into a "graveyard" for the extremists, the Turkish president said today.The Turkish government is pressuring Washington to stop backing Kurdish fighters as an ally in the fight against IS jihadists in ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

Trump's Foreign Policy Reversals

In his first 100 days in office, President Trump has reversed course on major foreign policy issues regarding NATO, Syria and China.

- NPR - US

US Marines return to Afghanistan's volatile Helmand

LASHKAR GAH, Afghanistan, Apr 29 - US Marines returned to Afghanistan's volatile Helmand Saturday, where American troops faced heated fighting until NATO's combat mission ended in 2014, as embattled Afghan security forces struggle to beat back the resurgent Taliban. The deployment of some 300 Marines to the poppy-growing ...

- CapitalFM Kenya - KE

US Marines return to Afghanistan's volatile Helmand

U.S. Marines returned to Afghanistan's volatile Helmand Saturday, where American troops faced heated fighting until NATO's combat mission ended in 2014, in the latest sign foreign forces are being increasingly drawn back into the conflict

- The Daily Star - LB

New Report Suggests Russia's Enclave of Kaliningrad Might Need to be Militarily 'Neutralized'

Michael Peck Security, Europe Would NATO do it in time of war? Russia is not happy over a new RAND Corporation study that suggests the Russian city of Kaliningrad—the former German city of Königsberg—might need to be militarily neutralized.' Just Try It,' warned the headline of a Sputnik News article on the RAND study, ...

- The National Interest - US

US marines return to Afghanistan's Helmand province

US Marines have returned to Afghanistan's Helmand province, the first to be deployed in the war-torn country since NATO forces ended their combat role in 2014.

- RTE - IE

Harjit Sajjan the soldier wouldn't have claimed credit for being 'architect' of operation, top NATO officer says

Sajjan apologized Thursday to those who served with him in Afghanistan after his claim to have been the mastermind of Medusa was criticized 'as a bald-faced lie'

- National Post - CA

Montenegro MPs Back NATO Treaty Despite Protests

Eleven years after it gained independence, Montenegrin MPs voted to join the Western military alliance - much to the outrage of the large Serbian community in the country may of whose members demonstrated outside the assembly.

- Balkan Insight - UK

Amid protests, Montenegro's parliament ratifies NATO membership treaty

Despite the comfortable margin of victory for the government, there was strong opposition from NATO detractors, Russia, too, is a strong critic, but Montenegro aims to join NATO during a summit meeting in Belgium in May.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Montenegro approves Nato membership as Russia protests

Parliament puts the tiny Balkan state on course to join Nato next month, angering Russia.

- BBC - UK

Russia condemns Montenegro's approval of NATO accession

Russia on Friday condemned Montenegro's approval of its accession to NATO in a parliamentary vote boycotted by pro-Russian opposition parties. "We must acknowledge with deep regret that the current leadership...

- Expatica - NL

Montenegro Ratifies Pact On NATO Membership

Montenegro's parliament has ratified a pact on NATO membership, marking a historic turn toward the West amid protests from traditional ally Russia and the country's pro-Russian political opposition.

- Radio Free Europe - US

Montenegro's Parliament Approves NATO Membership

Montenegro ratified a treaty on NATO membership amid protests from its traditional ally Russia and the country's pro-Russian political opposition.

- Radio Free Europe - US

Turkey seeks defence ties with India

Looking beyond traditional military ties with Pakistan and the NATO member countries, Turkey is eager to build a defence partnership with India. A senior Turkish official said that apart from defence,...

- The Hindu - IN

The Latest: Montenegro premier gives speech before NATO vote

CETINJE, Montenegro " The Latest on Montenegro and NATO membership :3:05 p.m.Montenegro's prime minister has urged lawmakers in to support NATO membership, saying that it will present a guarantee for Montenegro's...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Montenegro lawmakers back NATO membership in historic move

Montenegrin lawmakers convened Friday to ratify the Balkan country's membership in NATO and make a historic turn toward the West amid protests by Russia and pro-Russia opposition.

- Stars and Stripes - US

Ukraine-U.S. drills Sea Breeze-2017 to launch in July

Large-scale Ukrainian-American military exercises Sea Breeze-2017 are to be held in Odesa and Mykolaiv regions, and in the northwestern part of the Black Sea in July, in accordance with NATO standards, press secretary of Ukraine's Defense Ministry Maksym Prauta told a briefing, according to an UNIAN correspondent.

- UNIAN - UA

Montenegrin Assembly unanimously in favor of joining NATO

The Montenegrin Assembly on Friday voted unanimously in favor of Montenegro's membership in NATO. 46 members of the Assembly from the DPS, the Bosniak Party, the Social-Democrats, the Croatian Civil initiative, the "Albanians Resolutely" coalition, and the SDP all voted in favor, Montenegrin media are reporting.

- B92 - SK

Montenegro parliament approves NATO ascension in a historic move sure to anger Russia

Thomson ReutersMontenegro's parliament on Friday supported the Balkan country's membership in NATO in a historic turn toward the West amid protests by Russia and the pro-Russia opposition. Lawmakers voted 46-0 in the capital of Cetinje to ratify the accession treaty with the Western military alliance. They then stood up and ...

- Business Insider - US

The Latest: Ex-PM hails Montenegro joining NATO

- Townhall.com - US

Montenegro's lawmakers have ratified NATO membership treaty in 46-0 vote

CETINJE, Montenegro — Montenegro's lawmakers have ratified NATO membership treaty in 46-0 vote.

- Billings Gazette - US

Trump complains Saudis not paying fair share for US defense

President Donald Trump complained on Thursday that US ally Saudi Arabia was not treating the United States fairly and Washington was losing a tremendous amount of money' defending the kingdom.In an interview with Reuters, Trump confirmed his administration was in talks about possible visits to Saudi Arabia and Israel in the ...

- DAWN - PK

EXCLUSIVE: Trump complains Saudis not paying fair share for U.S. defense

By Stephen J. Adler, Jeff Mason and Steve Holland WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump complained on Thursday that U.S. ally Saudi Arabia was not treating the United States fairly and Washington was losing a “tremendous amount of money” defending the kingdom. In an interview with Reuters, Trump confirmed his ...

- Sify - IN

Montenegro MPs Gather For Historic NATO Vote

Opposition and anti-NATO groups in Montenegro have announced mass protests on Friday, when parliament is due to meet in the old royal capital to ratify the membership protocol.

- Balkan Insight - UK

Montenegro to vote on membership in NATO

Montenegrin lawmakers are set to ratify the Balkan country's membership in NATO and make a historic turn toward the West despite protests from traditional ally Russia and pro-Russian opposition.

- FOX News - US

BBC: Montenegro to ratify joining NATO as Russia bans wine imports

Montenegro is set to approve accession to NATO on April 28 in the face of Russian disapproval. The post BBC: Montenegro to ratify joining NATO as Russia bans wine imports appeared first on KyivPost.

- Kyiv Post - UA

The Trouble with NATO Burden Sharing

It goes far deeper than a failure to reach the 2 percent spending target.

- The American Interest - US

Russia-West Tensions Exposed at Moscow Security Conference

Tensions between Russia and the West over security in Europe, the Middle East and Asia have surfaced at an annual defense conference in Moscow. Major flashpoints include the situation in Syria and NATO expansion. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov gave a stark warning about the expanding threat of terrorism and conflict ...

- Voice of America - US

Russia-West, Syria Tensions Exposed at Moscow Security Conference

Tensions between Russia and the West over security in Europe, the Middle East, and Asia have surfaced at an annual defense conference in Moscow. Major flashpoints include the situation in Syria and NATO expansion. VOA's Daniel Schearf reports from Moscow.

- Voice of America - US

NATO chief acknowledges Italy for boosting defense spending

MILAN " Just days after President Donald Trump said he had joked with Italy's prime minister about increasing defense spending, the head of NATO is acknowledging that Italy has kept a commitment to do just that.NATO Secretary-General...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Trump's steep learning curve

President Trump has learned plenty in his first 100 days in office. Mr. Trump has learned that health-care reform and North Korea are complicated, that NATO and the Export-Import Bank are worth preserving after all, and that China, in fact, is not manipulating its currency. It's about discovering that running a business and ...

- Yahoo! News - US

NATO secures adoption of submerged drone data comms standard

All 28 countries' navies now speak the same language below the waves Boffins at NATO have managed to ratify, across the entire alliance, the first ever official standard for underwater digital communications.…

- TheRegister - UK

Estonia Defense Chief Says Russia May Move Troops To Belarus To Challenge NATO

Estonia's Defense Minister says Russia may use large-scale military exercises to move thousands of troops permanently into Belarus later this year in a warning to NATO.

- Radio Free Europe - US

Montenegro says Russia banned its wine over NATO accession

PODGORICA, Montenegro " Montenegro's prime minister says Russia has banned the import of its best-known wine because of the Balkan country's decision to become a member of NATO.Dusko Markovic said in a statement Thursday that...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

NATO chief acknowledges Italy for boosting defense spending

- Townhall.com - US

Montenegro set to approve NATO membership in historic move

Montenegro is set to formally approve becoming a member of NATO on Friday, a move seen as historic for the Balkan country long considered a traditional Russian ally in the turbulent region.

- Stars and Stripes - US

NATO chief acknowledges Italy for boosting defense spending

Just days after President Donald Trump said he had joked with Italy's prime minister about increasing defense spending, the head of NATO is acknowledging that Italy has kept a commitment to do just that.

- FOX News - US

Reuters: Estonia says Russia may put troops in Belarus to challenge NATO

Estonia's defense minister said on Thursday that Russia may use large-scale military exercises to move thousands of troops permanently into Belarus later this year in a warning to NATO, according to Reuters.

- UNIAN - UA

The Trouble With NATO Burden Sharing

It goes far deeper than a failure to reach the 2% spending target.

- The American Interest - US

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