The North Atlantic Treaty Organization, a Cold War cornerstone of transatlantic security, has significantly recast its role in the past twenty years. Founded in 1949 as a bulwark against Soviet aggression, NATO has evolved to confront global threats ranging from piracy off the Horn of Africa to Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan. 2.011 more words
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North Atlantic Treaty Organization: #NATO military exercises in Europe - ‘dangerous show of muscles’
NATO war-games are fuelling tensions; one just need to imagine what would happen if Russia sent its planes, tanks and ships to Mexico and held exercises on the American border, Daniele Ganser, a peace researcher and NATO expert from Switzerland told RT. 41 more words
PRAGUE (AP) — A Czech general in line for a senior NATO post says the western military alliance was wrong-footed by Moscow’s moves in Ukraine and now has to reassure the public it has the means and will to confront Russia. 92 more words
The war of the President of the Russian Federation in Ukraine has plumbed new depths.
When President Vladimir Putin invaded Crimea in February 2014, much violence was avoided; this was partly because the professional soldiers from Russia and Ukraine involved were neighbours with families living in the same communities and children at the same schools. 312 more words