NATO plans biggest build-up against Russia since the Cold War

Feb 7, 2016

NATO plans biggest build-up against Russia since the Cold War

Backed by an increase in U.S. military spending, NATO is planning its biggest build-up in Eastern Europe since the Cold War to deter Russia, but it will reject Polish demands for permanent bases. Worried since Russia’s seizure of Crimea that Moscow could rapidly invade ...

NATO weighing U.S. request for AWACS planes in Islamic State fight

Jan 29, 2016

NATO weighing U.S. request for AWACS planes in Islamic State fight

The NATO chief said Thursday the alliance is considering a U.S. request to provide AWACS surveillance planes to help in the fight against Islamic State extremists. NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg told reporters “we are now looking into that request.” He said “different ways” to ...

Poland clouds NATO's nuanced plan to engage Russia

Jan 25, 2016

Poland clouds NATO's nuanced plan to engage Russia

Poland is putting its own spin on a nuanced NATO plan to deter Moscow in eastern Europe without stationing permanent troops on Russia’s borders, prompting disquiet from allies including Britain, which needs Warsaw’s help in EU reform negotiations. Poland’s defense minister on Thursday seized ...

U.S. named a threat to Russia in new security strategy document

Jan 3, 2016

U.S. named a threat to Russia in new security strategy document

A new appraisal names the United States as one of the threats to Russia’s national security for the first time, a sign of how relations with the West have deteriorated in recent years. The document, “About the Strategy of National Security of Russian Federation,” ...