Tag: North Atlantic Treaty Organization

American to Lead NATO Intelligence as Iraq-War-Era Concerns About U.S. Linger

ASPEN, Colo. — The United States will take over the top NATO intelligence post at the end of the year, alliance officials said, a move that some American officials hope could bolster a critical alliance capacity that President Trump has praised. But the appointment runs the risk of putting an American stamp on an office […]

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U.S. Punishes Turkey by Canceling Sale of Jets

WASHINGTON — The White House informed Turkey, a NATO ally, on Wednesday that the United States would not sell it F-35 stealth fighter jets, in retaliation for the country’s purchase of Russian S-400 surface-to-air missile systems. President Trump had said a day earlier that Turkey’s order for more than 100 American-made jets would be canceled. […]

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5 Million Bulgarians Have Their Personal Data Stolen in Hack

An investigation into the theft of the personal information of nearly every adult in Bulgaria led to the arrest of a 20-year-old computer programmer, the police announced Wednesday, in connection with a breach that underscores the vulnerability of vast troves of digitized information. The authorities acknowledged that Bulgaria’s national tax agency was hacked after a […]

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Erdogan Goes His Own Way as Turkish Distrust With U.S. Grows

ISTANBUL — President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has marked the anniversary of a failed coup against him every passing year — this week was the third — with a national holiday that has turned the traumatic event into a celebration of Turkish nationalism. But this year, Mr. Erdogan had even more to cheer about, as he […]

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U.S. Service Member Is Reported Killed in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan — An American service member was killed in action in Afghanistan on Saturday, the NATO-led Resolute Support mission reported. The brief announcement did not provide a name or other details, in accordance with the Pentagon’s policy of withholding information until the next of kin is notified. The death brought the number of American […]

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Turkey Gets First Shipment of Russian Missile System, Defying U.S.

ISTANBUL — The first shipment of a sophisticated Russian surface-to-air missile system arrived in Turkey on Friday, the Turkish Defense Ministry announced, a process that is expected to incur United States sanctions and will test the NATO alliance. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been insistent in his determination to purchase the S-400 system, Russia’s most […]

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NATO Considers Missile Defense Upgrade, Risking Further Tensions With Russia

BRUSSELS — NATO military officials are exploring whether to upgrade their defenses to make them capable of shooting down newly deployed Russian intermediate-range nuclear missiles after a landmark arms treaty dissolves next month, according to three European officials. Any change to the stated mission of NATO’s current missile defense system — aimed at threats from […]

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2 U.S. Soldiers Killed in Afghanistan in What Taliban Call an Ambush

KABUL, Afghanistan — Two United States soldiers were killed during a military operation in eastern Afghanistan on Wednesday, bringing to nine the total number of American military fatalities in the country this year. A statement released by the American-led NATO mission in Afghanistan confirmed the two deaths but did not provide further details. Zabihullah Mujahid, […]

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For France, a D-Day Ceremony Laced With Paradox

PARIS — President Trump will spend a few hours this week in Normandy, where, 75 years ago on June 6, in Ronald Reagan’s memorable words, “The Allies stood and fought against tyranny in a giant undertaking unparalleled in human history.” Unlike Mr. Reagan, though, Mr. Trump will be hard-pressed to convince skeptical European allies that […]

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‘Balkan Spring’ Turns to Summer, and Hopes for Change Dim

TIVAT, Montenegro — Several dozen protesters had gathered on the promenade of the coastal town of Tivat, wedged between Montenegro’s rugged mountains and a sparkling Adriatic Sea. Behind them, as if in cue, a superyacht was pulling into port. “They want to turn this place into the next Monte Carlo,” a local journalist and activist, […]

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