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Trump says US to pull some troops from Germany over #NATO spending feud

Trump says US to pull some troops from Germany over #NATO spending feud

| June 17, 2020

President Donald Trump (pictured) said on Monday (15 June) he would cut the number of U.S. troops in Germany to 25,000, faulting the close US ally for failing to meet NATO’s defence spending target and accusing it of taking advantage of America on trade, write Jeff Mason and Arshad Mohammed. The reduction of about 9,500 troops […]

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#NATO chief says on #Huawei – UK review of #5G security is important

#NATO chief says on #Huawei – UK review of #5G security is important

| June 11, 2020

The head of the NATO military alliance said on Wednesday that the West could not ignore the rise of China and so it was important that the United Kingdom had a review of the role of Huawei in its 5G network to ensure its security, write Guy Faulconbridge and Kate Holton. NATO Secretary General Jens […]

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#Coronavirus – NATO chief denies alliance has responded too slowly to pandemic

#Coronavirus – NATO chief denies alliance has responded too slowly to pandemic

| April 15, 2020

Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said the bloc is stepping up its effort to help allies deal with the COVID-19 pandemic. NATO is stepping up efforts to help allies to help each other tackle coronavirus and to stop the pandemic from becoming a security crisis, the head of the alliance has said. Jens Stoltenberg told Sky […]

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#NATO marks #NorthMacedonia membership

#NATO marks #NorthMacedonia membership

| March 30, 2020

Today (30 March), NATO had a low key ceremony to mark the accession of North Macedonia to NATO on 27 March. North Macedonia became NATO’s newest member, upon depositing its instrument of accession to the North Atlantic Treaty with the US State Department in Washington DC. NATO Allies signed North Macedonia’s Accession Protocol in February […]

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#NATO secretary general’s annual report 2019

#NATO secretary general’s annual report 2019

| March 20, 2020

On 19 March 2020, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg released his Annual Report for 2019. Throughout 2019, NATO celebrated its 70th anniversary, it continued to adapt to a fast-changing and challenging world, and delivered results to keep its people safe. For the first time, the Report includes polls on the public perception of the Alliance. […]

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Report urges US to embrace EU and #NATO defence initiatives

Report urges US to embrace EU and #NATO defence initiatives

| February 4, 2020

The United States should wholeheartedly embrace EU initiatives to strengthen European and NATO defence capabilities and offer joint incentives for transatlantic industrial collaboration instead of niggling over the rules of the EU’s defence fund (EDF), a new report urges, writes Martin Banks.  The study by journalist and researcher Paul Taylor for the Brussels think-tank Friends […]

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US should embrace #EUDefenceFund and incentivize co-operation says report

US should embrace #EUDefenceFund and incentivize co-operation says report

| January 29, 2020

The United States should wholeheartedly embrace EU initiatives to strengthen European and NATO defence capabilities and offer joint incentives for transatlantic industrial collaboration instead of niggling over the rules of the EU’s defence fund (EDF), a report published on Tuesday (28 January) urges. The study by journalist and researcher Paul Taylor for the Brussels think-tank […]

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