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Will NATO members cave in to US demands?

Aljazeera.com - ‎10 hours ago‎
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is reassuring European allies in NATO that the US still got their backs - but at a price.

NATO - News: NATO delivers counter-IED equipment to Iraq, 31-Mar ...

NATO HQ (press release) - ‎Mar 31, 2017‎
NATO delivered and demonstrated 160 sets of counter-IED equipment to Iraq's Ministry of Interior on Sunday (26 March 2017). Financed by NATO's Defence ...

US-led NATO battle group arrives at Polish base (VIDEO)

RT - ‎15 hours ago‎
“I think the nations of NATO, they've decided that [there's] at least a threat to be deterred. By any means this is not an aggressive move, this is just a deterrence,” US Army Lt.

NATO and Japan provide Ukraine with rehabilitation pool for wounded soldiers

NATO HQ (press release) - ‎Mar 31, 2017‎
On Friday (31 March 2017), NATO, in collaboration with Japan, officially opened a new rehabilitation pool at the Ukrainian Research Institute for Prosthesis Design, Prosthetic Building and Work Ability Rehabilitation in Kharkiv, Ukraine.

Fallon and Mattis discussing Nato spending

BBC News - ‎Mar 31, 2017‎
Nato members will be "shamed" into spending more on the alliance, defence secretary Sir Michael Fallon has said. Ahead of talks with his US counterpart James Mattis, Sir Michael said too few of the 28 members were meeting Nato's annual 2% defence ...

Marriët Schuurman completes her term as NATO's Special Representative for Women, Peace and Security

NATO HQ (press release) - ‎Mar 30, 2017‎
Ambassador Marriët Schuurman steps down as the NATO Secretary General's Special Representative for Women, Peace and Security on Thursday (30 March 2017) after two and a half years in post.

Nato forces to jam GPS at popular hiking spots for war games

Herald Scotland - ‎6 hours ago‎
GPS trackers will be blocked today by the military at popular hiking spots during Europe's biggest war game. Services will go down intermittently at Faraid Head and Loch Ewe, and fishing vessels are also being warned, Nato Joint Tactical Exercise ...

'NATO calls Russia an aggressor, at the same time Russia finds ...

RT - ‎15 hours ago‎
The Western military bloc is hiring actors to play Russians in exercises that look to be preparations for an incursion into Russia; there is no reason to be ...

Tillerson Talks NATO Spending In Brussels

NPR - ‎Mar 31, 2017‎
At NATO headquarters in Brussels Friday, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson pressed other members of the security alliance to contribute more money to it.

Russian Narratives on NATO's Deployment

StopFake.org - ‎6 hours ago‎
In July 2016, NATO member states decided to enhance the alliance's presence in Eastern Europe on a rotational basis, with four multinational battalion-size groups in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland.

Russia Policy: Rand Paul Against Montenegro Joining NATO | Time ...

TIME - ‎Mar 30, 2017‎
'This is the crux of the debate: Congress abdicating its role in declaring war'

Kotzias calls on NATO to boost security for Israel | News ...

Kathimerini - ‎19 hours ago‎
At a summit of NATO foreign ministers in Brussels on Friday Greece's envoy Nikos Kotzias called on the alliance to re-examine its relationship with Israel, ...

For Tillerson, Showing Up at NATO Isn't Enough

Foreign Policy (blog) - ‎Mar 30, 2017‎
Bowing to outside pressure, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is set to attend his first meeting with NATO's foreign ministers on Friday.

Tillerson Talks Tough at NATO Over Military Spending

Wall Street Journal (subscription) - ‎Mar 31, 2017‎
BRUSSELS—The Trump administration kept its European allies on edge Friday by dispatching Secretary of State Rex Tillerson here with new and tougher demands that North Atlantic Treaty Organization members boost military spending, clashing with ...

NATO wants to spend over $3B US to bolster satellite, cyber defence

CBC.ca - ‎Mar 27, 2017‎
NATO plans to spend 3 billion euros ($3.24 billion US) to upgrade its satellite and computer technology over the next three years as the Western military alliance adapts to new threats, a senior official said.

Germany '1st NATO member' to launch cyber command to shield from attacks, improve offensive action

RT - ‎15 hours ago‎
Germany is the first NATO state to launch a “self-contained” cyber command unit designed to shield IT and weapons systems from growing attacks.

Allies take further steps to enhance resilience

NATO HQ (press release) - ‎Mar 28, 2017‎
Officials and experts from NATO Allies and partners will discuss improving national resilience against evolving security challenges at a seminar in Bucharest on 28 and 29 March 2017.

Turkey reserves right to defend itself: NATO chief

Daily Sabah - ‎Mar 31, 2017‎
NATO's chief said Friday that Turkey reserves its right to defend itself, especially in the wake of last year's coup attempt and the terrorist attacks it has been subjected to partially as a consequence of the Syrian civil war.

Rex Tillerson Meets With NATO Leaders In Attempt To Mend Fences

NPR - ‎Mar 30, 2017‎
After deciding to skip a meeting of NATO foreign ministers, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson heads to Brussels for a NATO meeting and to calm fears about the Trump administration's commitments to key European institutions that have helped support peace ...

'US Wants All to Be Evil': Montenegro Opposition Squares Off Against NATO

Sputnik International - ‎18 hours ago‎
In an interview with Sputnik, Marko Milacic, a representative of the Movement for the Neutrality of Montenegro, said that the US senators voting in favor of Montenegro joining NATO indicates that "they want to erase the boundary between the good and ...