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    NATO Calls For Response Force Along Eastern Borders Of Member States Ahead Of Summit
    Sep02

    NATO Calls For Response Force Along Eastern Borders Of Member States Ahead Of Summit

    As the crisis in Ukraine escalates, NATO plans to build up forces along the eastern borders of its member states to guard against potential Russian aggression. NATO leaders will be asked this week to approve the formation of a high readiness force along with the stockpiling of military supplies and equipment to protect member states in response...

    Ukraine rebels soften demand for independence
    Sep02

    Ukraine rebels soften demand for independence

    Insurgents from eastern Ukraine pull back demands and say autonomy and amnesty may be enough to strike a peace deal …read more Source:...

    NATO To Create ‘Spearhead’ Rapid Reaction Force In Response To Ukraine Crisis
    Sep02

    NATO To Create ‘Spearhead’ Rapid Reaction Force In Response To Ukraine Crisis

    By Adrian Croft BRUSSELS, Sept 1 (Reuters) – NATO leaders will respond to the Ukraine crisis by agreeing this week to create a “spearhead” rapid reaction force, potentially including several thousand troops, that could be sent to a hotspot in as little as two days, officials said on Monday. The 28-nation alliance already has a...

    Analyst: Response To Russian Incursion Will Be ‘Defining Moment’ For NATO
    Sep02

    Analyst: Response To Russian Incursion Will Be ‘Defining Moment’ For NATO

    President Obama heads to Europe this week to take part in the NATO summit. The alliance is weighing how to respond to Russia’s incursions into Ukraine.» E-Mail This …read more Source:...

    Why President Obama’s Visit to Estonia Really Matters
    Sep02

    Why President Obama’s Visit to Estonia Really Matters

    This post was co-authored with András Simonyi. President Obama’s brief stopover in Tallinn en route to the NATO Summit in Wales this week couldn’t have been be any timelier. Showing up in person matters a lot to the Balts who are increasingly feeling the heat after Russia’s invasion of Crimea and subsequent aggression in Eastern...

    Fisher: NATO looks for Harper’s tough talk to be backed by action, defence spending
    Sep02

    Fisher: NATO looks for Harper’s tough talk to be backed by action, defence spending

    Prime Minister Stephen Harper has a chance to prove that he is not “all hat and no cattle” at the NATO leaders’ summit in Wales this week. No other leader in the 28-country trans-Atlantic alliance has condemned Vladimir Putin’s military adventure in Ukraine more harshly and more persistently than Harper has. However, paradoxically,...

    Pro-Russian rebels lower demands in peace talks
    Sep02

    Pro-Russian rebels lower demands in peace talks

    Pro-Russian rebels softened their demand for full independence Monday, saying they would respect Ukraine’s sovereignty in exchange for autonomy – a shift that reflects Moscow’s desire to strike a deal at a new round of peace talks. (Sept. 1) …read more Source: USA...

    NATO to Create a Rapid-Response Force for Eastern Europe, Officials Say
    Sep01

    NATO to Create a Rapid-Response Force for Eastern Europe, Officials Say

    NATO leaders are expected to respond to increased Russian intervention in Ukraine by establishing a force capable of deploying quickly to Eastern Europe. …read more Source: The New York...

    NATO to Create New ‘Spearhead’ Force in Response to Russian Threat
    Sep01

    NATO to Create New ‘Spearhead’ Force in Response to Russian Threat

    NATO leaders will respond to the Ukraine crisis by agreeing this week to create a “spearhead” rapid reaction force, potentially including several thousand troops, that could be sent to a hotspot in as little as two days, officials said on Monday. The 28-nation alliance already has a rapid reaction force but U.S. President Barack Obama...

    Ukraine troops forced to retreat as official warns of ‘great war’ with Russia
    Sep01

    Ukraine troops forced to retreat as official warns of ‘great war’ with Russia

    Ukrainian troops suffered a reversal on the battlefield Monday as the country’s defense minister warned that it’s now waging a “great war” with Russia in which tens of thousands will die. …read more Source: New York Daily...