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Explained: What Russia's exit means for Open Skies Treaty

January 22, 2021 2:34 pm

In November, the United States left the OST first after accusing Russia of violating the pact– allegations that Russia denied. Moscow has now blamed Washington for its own decision of leaving the treaty.

NATO mulls Afghan dilemma as US draws down, attacks mount

November 30, 2020 11:14 pm

Under a peace deal between the United States and the Taliban — without the involvement of other NATO allies or the Afghan government - all foreign troops should leave Afghanistan by May 1 if security conditions on the ground permit.

US urges countries to withdraw from UN nuke ban treaty

October 22, 2020 5:17 pm

The US letter to signatories, obtained by The Associated Press, says the five original nuclear powers -- the US, Russia, China, Britain and France -- and America's NATO allies “stand unified in our opposition to the potential repercussions” of the treaty.

NATO to set up new space centre amid China, Russia concerns

October 20, 2020 5:46 pm

This week, the site at Kester is set to fall under a new orbit, when NATO announces that it is creating a space centre to help manage satellite communications and key parts of its military operations around the world.

NATO agrees nerve agent used to try to kill Russia's Navalny

September 05, 2020 3:03 pm

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said Moscow must cooperate with the international chemical weapons organization in "an impartial, international investigation" and provide information about its Novichok program.

Top French military officer arrested; reported Russia ties

August 30, 2020 6:53 pm

Defense Minister Florence Parly said the officer is under investigation for “serious security breaches.” Speaking on Europe-1 on Sunday, Parly said the French military has taken “necessary protective measures” as a result.

Explained: Why Donald Trump is pulling out troops from Germany

August 02, 2020 9:38 am

According to the plan, while about 6,400 soldiers will be brought back to the US, the remaining 5,400 will be redeployed in Europe including in Italy and Poland. According to Defence Secretary Esper, the plan is likely to cost Pentagon billions of dollars.

Berlin says Washington benefits from US troops in Germany

June 17, 2020 2:51 pm

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said US troops in Germany is central to transatlantic and European security. Defense Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer said that security was "not a commodity."

Trump says US to pull some troops from Germany over NATO spending feud

June 16, 2020 8:51 am

NATO in 2014 set a target that each of its 30 members should spend 2% of GDP on defense. Most, including Germany, do not.

Explained: Why Donald Trump wants the US to exit the Open Skies Treaty

May 27, 2020 10:36 am

The exit from the Open Skies Treaty is the most recent example of important pacts Washington has stepped away from during the Trump presidency, including the Paris Agreement and the Iran nuclear deal.