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Section: US & Canada

    Canada steps up with a new NATO commitment
    Jul09

    Canada steps up with a new NATO commitment

    A Canadian soldier sends the signal to begin the simulated attack on a defensive position during a live firing exercise during Operation UNIFIER in Starychi, Ukraine on June 30, 2016. (Joint Task Force Ukraine) At the NATO summit in Warsaw on Friday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that Canada will lead the alliance’s new battle...

    Latvian mission to include a frigate and 6 CF-18 aircraft: Trudeau
    Jul09

    Latvian mission to include a frigate and 6 CF-18 aircraft: Trudeau

    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the Canadian mission to Latvia represents the country’s largest military presence in Europe in more than a decade, and reaffirms Canada’s commitment to the NATO alliance. Canada will command a 1,000-strong multinational force in Latvia, and Trudeau said it was important that Russia get the message...

    Liberals still planning peacekeeping mission despite Latvia commitment
    Jul09

    Liberals still planning peacekeeping mission despite Latvia commitment

    WARSAW, Poland — The Trudeau government says Canada is still in the market for a United Nations peacekeeping mission despite plans to send a sizeable military contingent to Eastern Europe. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau met with Latvian President Raimonds Vejonis at the NATO leaders’ summit in Warsaw on Saturday to discuss plans for Canada...

    Latvian mission to include frigate, six CF-18: Trudeau
    Jul09

    Latvian mission to include frigate, six CF-18: Trudeau

    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau gestures to photographers as he speaks with Latvian Prime Minister Maris Kucinskis between sessions at the NATO summit in Warsaw, Poland Saturday July 9, 2016. Trudeau says the Canadian mission to Latvia represents the country’s largest military presence in Europe in more than a decade, and that the Canadian...

    NATO Extends Mission in Afghanistan into 2017
    Jul09

    NATO Extends Mission in Afghanistan into 2017

    Leaders gathered at the NATO summit in Warsaw have pledged to continue training Afghan security forces into 2017 and to provide nearly $1 billion each year to support Afghan forces through 2020. Together with contributions from the United States, that will mean the western alliance will continue to provide around $5 billion per year for Afghan...

    Warsaw: A Very Big Deal
    Jul09

    Warsaw: A Very Big Deal

    NATO just held a landmark summit. So what happens now? …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Poroshenko Hails ‘Unique’ NATO Support
    Jul09

    Poroshenko Hails ‘Unique’ NATO Support

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko hailed NATO’s support for his country after talks at the alliance’s summit in Warsaw. Poroshenko said the Comprehensive Package of Assistance, approved by NATO defense ministers last month, was a “unique” set of measures to bolster his country’s defences. (Reuters) …read...

    Time to Rethink NATO
    Jul09

    Time to Rethink NATO

    NATO’s annual summit, held this year in Warsaw, Poland, is an excellent opportunity to rethink the alliance. Donald Trump angered the D.C. establishment when he said that NATO, the North Atlantic Treaty Alliance, may be obsolete and the U.S. should reassess its spending on the alliance. Hillary Clinton has used Trump’s comments as...

    Kremlin Fantasies
    Jul09

    Kremlin Fantasies

    Western Europe in 2035 as envisioned by Express Gazeta. Map courtesy of Express Gazeta What do the denizens of the Kremlin and their new tsar dream about? Wealth? Perhaps. With a personal fortune estimated to be anywhere from 14.5 billion dollars (Forbes) to as much as 200 billion dollars, it’s hard to believe that Vladimir Putin dreams...

    Dallas Tragedy Prompts Obama to Cut Short Europe Trip
    Jul09

    Dallas Tragedy Prompts Obama to Cut Short Europe Trip

    The killings of five police officers in the southwestern U.S. city of Dallas are prompting President Barack Obama to cut short his trip to Europe by one day. The decision did not change the U.S. leader’s plans at the NATO summit that was concluding Saturday in Warsaw, where the group agreed on new efforts to deter Russia from threatening...