After Crimea, U.S. trains elite troops in Europe

Jun 11, 2014

After Crimea, U.S. trains elite troops in Europe

As NATO refocuses on its eastern borders after Russia’s annexation of Crimea, the United States is quietly deploying more troops to train special forces in former Soviet bloc states anxious about Moscow’s intentions. Major exercises began last month in Poland, Slovakia and the Baltic ...

NATO voices 'grave concern' over Russian troop buildup

Apr 3, 2014

NATO voices 'grave concern' over Russian troop buildup

NATO warned on Wednesday that Russia’s military presence on the flash point border with Ukraine was of “grave concern” and that Moscow’s forces could reach military objectives in just days. Ukraine’s new government meanwhile took the first step toward granting more powers to the ...

NATO allies pledge to beef up eastern defenses

Apr 2, 2014

NATO allies pledge to beef up eastern defenses

NATO foreign ministers moved Tuesday to beef up the defenses of front-line alliance members feeling menaced by a more assertive Russia, with Secretary of State John Kerry proclaiming the U.S. commitment to their security is “unwavering.” The ministers from NATO’s 28 member nations also ...

Mar 29, 2014

Former Norway PM to take NATO reins

Former Norwegian Premier Jens Stoltenberg was named the next NATO chief Friday, taking over from Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen at a key moment in Europe. Stoltenberg told reporters after news of his appointment that it is crucial the 28-nation trans-Atlantic alliance keeps up military ...