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Panel: Next President Needs to Craft Consistent Russia Policy
Panel: Next President Needs to Craft Consistent Russia Policy

A panel of Russian experts at the Atlantic Council have agreed that the next president of the United States will need to be consistent in how they treat Russia and ensure that American allies adhere to the policies set by the US.  read more...


DoD Sends More Ammunition For US Military Forces in Europe
DoD Sends More Ammunition For US Military Forces in Europe

The Defense Department has sent more than 620 shipping containers carrying ammunition for U.S. Army and Air Force personnel assigned in Europe in an effort to continue U.S. support for NATO allies and to counter potential Russian threats in the region. read more...


DA to Deploy Combat Team to Europe
DA to Deploy Combat Team to Europe

The Department of the Army will send its 4th Infantry Division's 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team with approximately 4,000 soldiers to Europe this winter in an effort to support the Operation Atlantic Resolve. read more...


Navy's USS Carney Ends Operation in Black Sea
Navy's USS Carney Ends Operation in Black Sea

The U.S. Navy's Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Carney has left the Black Sea Sunday after its maritime security operations and theater security engagements with allies and partners in the region. read more...


Ashton Carter Urges NATO Allies to Engage With Trump Administration
Ashton Carter Urges NATO Allies to Engage With Trump Administration

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter has urged NATO allies to engage with President-elect Donald Trump to ensure his administration's respect for the organization. read more...



Navy's USS Carney Joins Exercise Mavi Balina 2016
Navy's USS Carney Joins Exercise Mavi Balina 2016

The U.S. Navy's Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Carney has joined the Exercise Mavi Balina 2016 led by Turkey in the Mediterranean Sea. read more...


US Backs European Countries in Establishing Joint Airborne Special Forces
US Backs European Countries in Establishing Joint Airborne Special Forces

The U.S. is supporting Croatia, Slovenia, Hungary and Bulgaria in establishing joint airborne special forces. read more...


Ashton Carter Congratulates Potential DoD Sec. James Mattis
Ashton Carter Congratulates Potential DoD Sec. James Mattis

Outgoing Defense Secretary Ashton Carter has congratulated retired general James Mattis, who will potentially lead the Defense Department under the next administration. read more...


Army Soldiers Conduct Urban Warfare Training in Lithuania
Army Soldiers Conduct Urban Warfare Training in Lithuania

The U.S. Army's Able Company, 503rd Infantry Regiment has conducted an urban warfare exercise in line with Exercise Iron Sword 2016 in Pabrade, Lithuania. read more...


Army Soldiers in Poland Conduct First Live-Fire Training for M1A2 Abrams
Army Soldiers in Poland Conduct First Live-Fire Training for M1A2 Abrams

Soldiers from the U.S. Army's 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division have concluded their first live-fire training for M1A2 Abrams tank in Poland. read more...


Trump Wants to Develop US-France Cooperation, Reaffirms Commitment to NATO
Trump Wants to Develop US-France Cooperation, Reaffirms Commitment to NATO

President Donald Trump wants to strengthen the U.S.'s cooperation with France particularly in counterterrorism and security programs. read more...



Trump Committed to Attend May NATO Meeting in Belgium
Trump Committed to Attend May NATO Meeting in Belgium

NATO has said President Donald Trump plans to attend the organization's summit in Brussels, Belgium, in May. read more...


US Deploys Troops, Equipment Near Russia Under NATO Ops
US Deploys Troops, Equipment Near Russia Under NATO Ops

The U.S. Army has sent 225 soldiers, 15 M1A2 Abrams battle tanks and six Bradley Fighting Vehicles to Latvia in support of NATO's Operation Atlantic Resolve that seeks to counter Russia's activities in Europe. read more...


NATO Plans to Spend $3B for Cybersecurity, IT, C2 Systems Over 2 Years
NATO Plans to Spend $3B for Cybersecurity, IT, C2 Systems Over 2 Years

Peter Scaruppe, acquisition director for NATO’s Communications and Information Agency, has said the organization plans to award contracts amounting to $3.2 billion for cybersecurity, information technology and command-and-control systems over the next two and a half years. read more...


Army Soldiers Prepare Helicopters, Vehicles Ahead of Deployment to Eastern Europe
Army Soldiers Prepare Helicopters, Vehicles Ahead of Deployment to Eastern Europe

Soldiers from the U.S. Army's 16th Sustainment Brigade have started to prepare helicopters, armored vehicles and other equipment at the port of Bremerhaven in Germany ahead of a deployment to eastern Europe. read more...



Mattis: NATO is Evolving in Response to New Strategic Reality
Mattis: NATO is Evolving in Response to New Strategic Reality

Defense Secretary James Mattis has said NATO should progress to comply with the new strategic reality, the Defense Department reported Thursday. read more...



Trump Pledges Stronger Military in 1st Address to Congress
Trump Pledges Stronger Military in 1st Address to Congress

President Donald Trump has said in his first address to lawmakers that he will rebuild the U.S. military and increase spending for veterans as well as mandate allies in Europe to increase their contributions to NATO defense efforts. read more...



Gen. Tod Wolters Reveals Recent 'Unsafe and Unprofessional' Russian Aircraft Activity
Gen. Tod Wolters Reveals Recent 'Unsafe and Unprofessional' Russian Aircraft Activity

Gen. Tod Wolters, commander of U.S. Air Forces in Europe and U.S. Air Forces Africa, has revealed that U.S. and NATO forces have had encounters with Russian Su-24 attack aircraft and an Ilyushin Il-38 maritime patrol aircraft in February in which the Russian assets made "unsafe" maneuvers, Defense News reported Monday. read more...


Army to Deploy More Assets to Europe as NATO Posture Shifts to Deterrence
Army to Deploy More Assets to Europe as NATO Posture Shifts to Deterrence

The U.S. Army is set to deploy more troops and equipment to Europe as part of a NATO strategy shift from an assurance posture to a deterrence one in response to potential threats from Russia. read more...



Sean Spicer: Trump to Attend NATO Summit in May
Sean Spicer: Trump to Attend NATO Summit in May

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer has said President Donald Trump is set to attend the NATO summit in Brussels in May to reaffirm U.S. commitment to the alliance even as recent statements from the president questioned the financial contributions of European allies to defense. read more...


Gen. Curtis Scaparrotti: Russia, Extremists Present Dynamic Challenges in Europe
Gen. Curtis Scaparrotti: Russia, Extremists Present Dynamic Challenges in Europe

Gen. Curtis Scaparrotti, U.S. European Command chief and NATO supreme allied commander for Europe, has said in a hearing with the Senate Armed Services Committee that Europe faces a dynamic strategic environment amid threats such as the Islamic State militant group, other violent extremists and Russia. read more...



Rex Tillerson to Ask NATO Allies for Detailed Defense Spending Plan
Rex Tillerson to Ask NATO Allies for Detailed Defense Spending Plan

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will reportedly ask NATO allies at the summit in Brussels this week for details on their plans to increase defense spending to meet the goal of two percent of the gross domestic product, as well as increase their role in efforts against terrorism. read more...



US Sends F-35A Fighter Aircraft to Europe for Training
US Sends F-35A Fighter Aircraft to Europe for Training

The U.S. has deployed combat-ready F-35A aircraft to the Royal Air Force base in Lakenheath, England, to train with European allies as part of U.S. commitment to NATO and in support of "territorial integrity" in the region, U.S. European Command said Saturday. read more...


Army's Europe-Based Personnel to Participate in Combined Resolve VIII Exercise
Army's Europe-Based Personnel to Participate in Combined Resolve VIII Exercise

The U.S. Army's European Rotational Force will participate in the Exercise Combined Resolve VIII from April 19 to June 16 at the Army's Grafenwoehr and Hohenfels training areas in Germany alongside NATO allies and partner-nation forces. read more...



2 More F-35s to Join Training Deployment in UK After Maintenance Work
2 More F-35s to Join Training Deployment in UK After Maintenance Work

Lt. Col. George Watkins, commander of the 34th Fighter Squadron at Hill Air Force Base, said two additional F-35A aircraft will join the rotation of fighter jets flying with NATO partners as part of a training deployment in the U.K. after completing a maintenance fix in the fuel valve. read more...


McConnell AFB's KC-135 Fleet Supports First F-35A Deployment to Europe
McConnell AFB's KC-135 Fleet Supports First F-35A Deployment to Europe

The U.S. Air Force's KC-135 Stratotanker aerial refueling fleet at McConnell Air Force Base has supported the service's F-35A Lightning II as the fighter jets deployed to Europe for the first time to take part in training activities with NATO allies, the service branch said Friday. read more...



Hill AFB F-16s Enter Last Deployment for NATO Training Program
Hill AFB F-16s Enter Last Deployment for NATO Training Program

The U.S. Air Force's F-16 aircraft and airmen from Hill Air Force Base are on their last deployment as part of the annual NATO Tactical Leadership Program for joint training on air defense with NATO allies. read more...


Gen. Curtis Scaparrotti Hosts Europe Conference on Violent Extremism, Terrorism Countermeasures
Gen. Curtis Scaparrotti Hosts Europe Conference on Violent Extremism, Terrorism Countermeasures

Gen. Curtis Scaparrotti, commander of U.S. European Command, has hosted senior defense officials from European Union and NATO member nations to discuss joint efforts against violent extremist and terrorist organizations and call for increased cooperation to combat the transregional threat. read more...


Marines Return to Helmand to Continue Training of Afghan Forces Against Taliban
Marines Return to Helmand to Continue Training of Afghan Forces Against Taliban

An estimated 300 U.S. Marine Corps personnel have returned to Helmand Province in Afghanistan to provide training to Afghan forces under the NATO-led Operation Resolute Support amid continued conflict with the Taliban, Reuters reported Monday. read more...






James Mattis Talks Security Concerns With Turkish, British Officials
James Mattis Talks Security Concerns With Turkish, British Officials

Defense Secretary James Mattis has met with Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım and British Defense Secretary Michael Fallon in London to talk about bilateral security issues and the U.S. commitment to support defense efforts in the allied countries. read more...




US, Romanian Soldiers Hold Joint Range Exercise for Resolute Castle 2017
US, Romanian Soldiers Hold Joint Range Exercise for Resolute Castle 2017

U.S. Army Reserve forces have participated alongside Romanian soldiers in a weapons training task for Resolute Castle 2017 at the Joint National Training Center in Romania. Resolute Castle 2017 is the Romania-focused arm of NATO's Operation Atlantic Resolve. read more...





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