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Sweden: Fake officer didn’t spy at NATO or hurt security

A man who duped the Swedish military for 18 years by using forged credentials and who even worked at NATO headquarters and was a contact for Russia’s security services did …


Trump turns to those he has scorned for help on Iran

President Donald Trump spent three years dismissing U.S. intelligence agencies, NATO and other U.S. allies he needs to further isolate Iran


Germany, NATO moving soldiers out of Iraq amid tensions

Germany moved 35 soldiers serving in Iraq to neighboring Jordan and Kuwait on Tuesday, while NATO said it was also shifting some of its troops out of the country amid …


Trump calls Trudeau ‘two-faced’ as palace gossip goes viral

NATO leaders professed unity on Wednesday at a summit near London – but a spat over off-the-cuff chit chat at a royal reception rattled their show of solidarity.


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 3, 2019

Trump blasts French president at NATO summit planned to show unity

President Donald Trump unexpectedly launched a verbal assault at the United States’ oldest ally Tuesday, slamming French President Emmanuel Macron’s warnings about the decline of the NATO military alliance as …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 3, 2019

NATO chief seeks to shore up unity as rows roil allies

With questions raised over NATO’s credibility, the Western military alliance struggled to present a united front Tuesday as some of its biggest member countries traded barbs over their visions for …


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 2, 2019

Impeachment shadows Trump on trip to NATO leaders meeting

Crying foul over timing, President Donald Trump on Monday accused Democrats of scheduling this week’s impeachment hearing to undercut him during his trip abroad for a NATO summit playing out …


NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul

NATO and U.S. aircraft-maker Boeing agreed Wednesday on a $1 billion contract to refurbish the military alliance’s aging fleet of surveillance planes, ensuring that they can continue to serve as …


Germany offers expert group in bid to end NATO rift

Germany sought Wednesday to ease French worries about NATO by offering to set up a group of experts to examine the alliance’s security challenges after President Emmanuel Macron lamented the …


At NATO summit, Trump to stress US allies’ defense spending

President Donald Trump will try to convince U.S. allies that they should increase defense spending when he attends a meeting of NATO leaders next month in London, the White House …


Strained US-Turkey ties as Trump and Erdogan hold meeting

President Donald Trump and Turkey’s leader, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, met Wednesday as relations between the NATO allies have fallen to their lowest point in decades, with Turkey drifting closer to …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 8, 2019

Pompeo tours sites where he served with NATO forces as U.S. casts doubts over the alliance

As Mike Pompeo visits Germany for commemorations to mark the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, it is a nostalgic trip for a secretary of state who …


US to ask NATO to pay more to protect Saudi Arabia from Iran

Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Tuesday that he will urge allies later this week to contribute more to the defense of Saudi Arabia and the Gulf region to counter threats …


U.S. has begun reducing troops in Afghanistan, commander says

The United States has reduced its troop strength in Afghanistan over the past year, the commander of American and NATO forces in Afghanistan announced Monday, despite the abrupt end last …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 7, 2019

20,000 US troops to go to Europe for 2020 training exercise

The U.S. military says it’s preparing a massive exercise early next year in Europe involving 20,000 soldiers from the U.S., the largest deployment across the Atlantic for training in more …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 4, 2019

U.S., Turkey conduct northeast Syria patrol amid new concerns

Updates with US coalition comments. With AP Photos. The U.S.-led coalition and Turkey say they have conducted their third joint patrol in northeastern Syria, part of a plan designed to …


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 16, 2019

U.S. service member killed in action in Afghanistan

A U.S. service member was killed in action in Afghanistan on Monday, NATO said, without providing further details.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 30, 2019

Poland, U.S. agree on 6 sites for more US troops, debating 7th

Poland’s defense minister says six locations for additional U.S. troops have been agreed on with Washington and talks continue on one more site.


NATO: US service member killed in combat in Afghanistan

NATO says a U.S. service member has been killed in combat in Afghanistan.


Taliban say differences resolved on US troop withdrawal

The United States and the Taliban have resolved differences in peace talks over the withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan and guarantees from the insurgents that they will cut ties …


Turkey calls on US to reverse decision on F-35 exclusion

The U.S. decision to exclude Turkey from an American-led fighter jet program goes against the “spirit of alliance,” the Turkish government said Thursday, and called on its NATO ally to …


Location of US nuclear weapons in Europe accidentally revealed in report from NATO body

A recently released - and subsequently deleted - document published by a NATO-affiliated body has sparked headlines in Europe with an apparent confirmation of a long-held open secret: U.S. nuclear …


UPDATED: Mon., July 15, 2019

Russian planes continue to deliver S-400 parts to Turkey

Turkey hopes to co-produce high-tech weaponry systems with Russia in the future, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said, further defying its NATO ally the United States, which has warned the …


UPDATED: Fri., July 12, 2019

U.S. deciding how to punish ally Turkey over Russian arms deal

The United States is edging closer to crisis with NATO ally Turkey, now that it has started receiving components of a Russian-made air defense system in defiance of Trump administration …


Bulgaria’s government to buy 8 new F-16s from US

Bulgaria’s government gave the go-ahead Wednesday for the purchase of eight new F-16 fighters in a bid to replace its aging Soviet-built jets and bring its air force in line …


US gets no commitment from NATO for help on Iran threat

NATO allies gave the U.S. no firm commitments that they will participate in a global effort to secure international waterways against threats from Iran, acting Defense Secretary Mark Esper said …


NATO to endorse measures against Russia over missile treaty

NATO defense ministers are set to endorse a list of measures that could be used against Russia should it refuse to comply with a major Cold War-era missile treaty, the …


US issues Turkey new warning over Russian missile purchase

The U.S. envoy to NATO said Tuesday that Turkey will be axed from the high-tech F-35 fighter jet program if it goes ahead with plans to buy Russian S-400 air …


British air force jets in Estonia intercept Russian jets

Britain’s Royal Air Force said Monday that two of its jets deployed in Estonia have been scrambled twice in recent days to intercept Russian aircraft.


UPDATED: Wed., June 12, 2019

Trump: US sending 1,000 more troops to ally Poland

President Donald Trump says he is considering moving about 2,000 additional U.S. troops into Poland from Germany or elsewhere in Europe.