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Esper To Lobby NATO For Tough Turkey Punishment

Posted by Paul McLeary on


The SecDef will tell allies in Brussels next week they must take a hard line on Turkey as the body count in Syria continues to rise. The question is, does this emperil Turkey’s NATO membership?

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Massive NATO Wargame Seeks To Shore Up Fraying Alliance

Posted by Paul McLeary on


More collective defense cooperation will be on display at the massive AUSA 2019 conference, attended by 92 different nations, including the chief generals of 13 armies.

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Tough Sanctions May Drive Turkey Into Russia’s Arms

Posted by Paul McLeary on


Norway suspended new applications for military export licenses to Turkey today. Norway is also reviewing all current licenses for Turkey for military and multi-use military export licenses.

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US Scrambles As Both Parties Oppose Trump On Kurds

Posted by Paul McLeary on


The Pentagon and State Department spent much of Monday scrambling to respond to the White House’s Sunday night announcement. Three days earlier Defense Secretary Mark Esper told reporters he and the Turkish Defense Minister had reached an agreement on joint US/Turkish patrols in northern Syria.

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A New NATO Buyer For JLTV; More Buyers On The Way?

Posted by Paul McLeary on


The sale to Montenegro might be small, but the US push into the Balkans will not make Moscow happy.

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Allies Must Press US To Keep New Start: US Experts

Posted by Theresa Hitchens on


“New START matters to our security, to the security of the alliance, to the cohesion of the (NATO) alliance,” said Tom Countryman, former assistant secretary of State for international security and nonproliferation,

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EU Plan To Boost Space Industry Draws White House Ire

Posted by Theresa Hitchens on


Scott Pace, executive director of the National Space Council, warned the EU about its plan for promoting homegrown industry — ironically, while speaking at an Atlantic Council event on the need for improved transatlantic relations in space.

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Trump Extols ‘My Friend,’ Gen. Milley; CJCS Promises ‘Candid’ Advice

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


Subtle, significant differences in what the two men said about foreign allies reveal one of the potential fault lines between Trump and Milley.

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Esper Exhorts Allies To Ban Chinese 5G

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


Britain is on the verge of a much-delayed and debated decision about allowing Huawei to build “non-core” components of its 5G network.

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Target, Kaliningrad: EUCOM Puts Putin On Notice

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


The threat of long-range missile launchers in the Russian enclave is driving the Air Force to develop new tactics for multi-domain attack and dispersed defense.

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