Stories tagged: NATO
UPDATED: Sat., April 22, 2017, 10:13 a.m.
U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan: Russian election meddling probe will help US allies
U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan says one of the reasons the U.S. Congress has launched a thorough investigation into Russia’s alleged meddling in the 2016 U.S. election is to “prevent …
Thu., April 13, 2017, 9 p.m.
GOP establishment sees Trump’s shifts as a move toward a ‘conventional Republican’
Donald Trump campaigned as an outsider who would upend years of Washington, District of Columbia, orthodoxy in matters of both war and peace – an approach that helped him assemble …
UPDATED: Thu., April 13, 2017, 4:20 p.m.
U.S. says countries must punish U.N. troops for sexual abuse
U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley on Thursday urged all countries that provide troops for U.N. peacekeeping missions to hold soldiers accountable for sexual abuse and exploitation, an appeal that came after …
Thu., April 13, 2017, 3:18 p.m.
Is this a new Trump? Abrupt reversals may reflect experience
WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump is abruptly reversing himself on key issues. And for all his usual bluster, he’s startlingly candid about the reason: He’s just now really learning about …
UPDATED: Thu., April 13, 2017, 3:32 p.m.
Polish leader welcomes NATO troops, hails ‘historic moment’
Polish leaders have welcomed a new multinational NATO battalion to Poland, with the president calling it “a historic moment for my country.”
UPDATED: Wed., April 12, 2017, 8:55 p.m.
Trump warms to China, NATO as his foreign policy campaign pledges fall
Nearly three months into office, President Donald Trump has dropped much of his unorthodox campaign rhetoric on foreign policy and embraced a much more establishment view that in many ways …
Tue., April 4, 2017, midnight
Past opinions provide perspective
Looking Back reviews opinions published in The Spokesman-Review during this week in history. The Great War, April 5, 1917
UPDATED: Fri., March 31, 2017, 3:42 p.m.
Tillerson calls NATO critical in countering Russian aggression
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said NATO is crucial to countering Russian aggression, easing allies’ concerns about President Donald Trump’s commitment to trans-Atlantic security while repeating demands for members …
Fri., March 24, 2017, 3:28 p.m.
Tillerson will meet with NATO counterparts, after all
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will meet with NATO allies next week in Brussels, a move that could quell controversy over his earlier decision to skip a long-planned summit of …
Fri., March 24, 2017, 7:32 a.m.
Serbia says no to NATO on alliance’s airstrikes anniversary
Serbia’s prime minister pledged on Friday that the Balkan country will never join NATO or any other military alliance as Serbia marked the 18th anniversary of the start of NATO …
UPDATED: Wed., March 22, 2017, 8:24 p.m.
U.S. to allies: Do more to fight Islamic State
Declaring the Islamic State group’s destruction its top Middle East priority, the Trump administration on Wednesday urged coalition partners to contribute more to forces who are retaking Iraq’s second largest …
Wed., March 22, 2017, 10:58 a.m.
Tillerson plan to skip NATO meeting baffles former officials
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is reportedly considering skipping a meeting of NATO foreign ministers in Brussels next month, in a nearly unprecedented move that baffled many in the foreign-policy …
Tue., March 21, 2017, 8:10 p.m.
Trump to travel to Brussels for NATO meeting in May
The White House has announced what is expected to be President Donald Trump’s first foreign trip.
Mon., Feb. 20, 2017, 9:59 a.m.
Defense Secretary Mattis: U.S. will stay in Iraq a while
U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Monday he believes U.S. forces will be in Iraq and in the fight against Islamic State militants for a while, despite some rocky times …
Mon., Feb. 20, 2017, 8:56 a.m.
In trip to Brussels, Pence tries soothing anxious leaders with pro-EU message
Vice President Mike Pence assured nervous European leaders Monday that the Trump administration is committed to “cooperation and partnership” with the European Union, in a bid to quiet fears that …
Sat., Feb. 18, 2017, 11:33 p.m.
Pence says U.S. to hold Russia accountable, stand with NATO
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Saturday conveyed a message to jittery partners that the Trump administration will “hold Russia accountable” and maintain steadfast support for NATO, a military alliance …
Fri., Feb. 17, 2017, 8:11 a.m.
Four NATO nations would pick Russia to defend them if threatened: poll
Who you gonna call? For the citizens of four NATO countries asked which military power they’d want fighting on their side if attacked, the answer was simple – Russia. That …
Thu., Feb. 16, 2017, 11:57 a.m.
NATO to boost naval presence in Black Sea
NATO defense ministers have decided to beef up the military alliance’s naval presence in the Black Sea in response to an increasingly aggressive Russia.
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 15, 2017, 8:04 p.m.
Pentagon chief says NATO members must boost defense spending
U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Wednesday issued a sharp ultimatum to NATO Wednesday, telling allies they must start increasing defense spending by year’s end or the Trump administration will …
Sun., Feb. 5, 2017, midnight
John Hagney: Trump faces master manipulator in Putin
For all the traits Putin and Trump appear to have in common – a vindictive hubris, a hegemonic nationalism, an inclination for self-aggrandizement – the Russian is not the apprentice …
Wed., Feb. 1, 2017, 9:21 a.m.
Libya leader offers NATO sea access if it upgrades navy
Libya’s U.N.-backed prime minister said Wednesday NATO or European Union ships could be permitted to operate in Libyan waters alongside the national navy if those organizations help modernize his country’s …
Tue., Jan. 31, 2017, 7:22 a.m.
German troops, tanks on way to Lithuania for NATO mission
German troops and tanks are en route to central Lithuania as part of NATO’s move to enhance its presence in the alliance’s easternmost countries as a deterrent against Russian aggression.
Thu., Jan. 19, 2017, 8:31 a.m.
Pro-Russia leader in NATO’s Bulgaria takes oath before Trump
A day before U.S. President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration, another pro-Russian head of state was sworn in far to the east, in NATO member Bulgaria, as questions arise over the future …
Thu., Jan. 19, 2017, midnight
Don’t tear down European alliances
Testimony by Trump’s national security nominees suggested that the incoming administration would respect the alliances that have undergirded the West since 1945. It is still not clear that Trump agrees
Mon., Jan. 16, 2017, 11:52 a.m.
European leaders shocked as Trump slams NATO and E.U., raising fears of transatlantic split
European leaders said Monday that they may have to stand alone without the United States once Donald Trump enters office, raising the prospect of an unprecedented breach in transatlantic relations …
Sat., Jan. 14, 2017, 10:08 p.m.
‘We waited for decades’: Polish government welcomes U.S. troops
Polish leaders welcomed U.S. troops to their country Saturday, with the defense minister expressing gratitude for their arrival and calling it the fulfillment of a dream Poles have had for …
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 12, 2017, 6:36 p.m.
Trump’s Pentagon pick cruises toward likely confirmation
Retired Gen. James Mattis, poised to become the first career military officer in charge of the Pentagon since the 1950s, said Thursday he believes Russian President Vladimir Putin is trying …
Wed., Jan. 11, 2017, midnight
Trudy Rubin: Russia taking aim at democracy
With Russia’s economy doing poorly, Putin is looking for cheaper ways to pursue his goal of re-establishing a Russian sphere of influence in Eurasia reminiscent of Soviet glory days. He …
Thu., Dec. 22, 2016, 10:48 a.m.
Russia arms Serbia amid tensions with NATO
Russia will supply Serbia with fighter jets, tanks and combat vehicles, a move that potentially strengthens Moscow’s influence in the Balkans.
Wed., Dec. 7, 2016, 7:49 a.m.
NATO commander says 150 Turkish officers gone since coup
NATO’s top military officer says that around 150 Turkish officers have been recalled or retired from the alliance’s high command in response to the failed coup attempt in Turkey in …