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April 24, 1999
the basic element of NATO's structure is the national authority of its 19 members. Representatives to NATO present and vote on proposals based on the policies of their respective governments. For Operation Allied Force, NATO's campaign in Yugoslavia, the chain of command for day-to-day operations is as follows:
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March 26, 2014 | By Kathleen Hennessey
BRUSSELS -- President Obama is urging European and North Atlantic Treaty Organization leaders to bolster the military alliance's presence in countries in Eastern and Central Europe near Russia, part of an effort to ward off further Russian aggression in the wake of its annexation of Crimea from Ukraine. Speaking after a meeting with European Union leaders, Obama said he has suggested that European leaders review and update their “contingency plans” at an April meeting. He said the alliance needs to “do more to ensure that a regular NATO presence among some of these states that may feel vulnerable is executed.” Obama's made the remarks before meeting with NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen at the midpoint of his European trip this week.
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January 5, 1990 | Reuters
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization said Thursday that it has appointed Italian Adm. Antonino Geraci, 61, as the new commander of the alliance's naval forces in Southern Europe.
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August 28, 2013 | By Paul Whitefield
So we're going to war with Syria. Oh, sure, that's not what anyone is calling it. What people are saying, after Bashar Assad's government allegedly used chemical weapons on its own people, is that such actions “cannot go unanswered” (Anders Fogh Rasmussen, secretary-general of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization), and that they are a “moral obscenity” and that “President Obama believes there must be accountability for those who would use the world's most heinous weapons against the world's most vulnerable people,” (Secretary of State John F. Kerry)
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November 22, 1990 | Reuters
Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev has told the North Atlantic Treaty Organization that he cannot accept an invitation to visit the Western Alliance's headquarters for at least the next five to six months.
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May 4, 1985 | Associated Press
Construction of two new North Atlantic Treaty Organization radar stations in Iceland to improve tracking of Soviet operations in the North Atlantic will start later this year, Foreign Minister Geir Hallgrimsson said Friday.
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November 17, 1986 | From Reuters
A multi-national North Atlantic Treaty Organization naval task force will hold maneuvers off northern Norway Nov. 24-27, a NATO official said Sunday.
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March 18, 1990 | United Press International
North Atlantic Treaty Organization commanders for central Europe, citing the changes in Eastern Europe, canceled war games that were scheduled to begin Monday and last until March 28, military officials said.
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May 5, 1987 | From Reuters
More than 7,000 servicemen from the United States and nine other North Atlantic Treaty Organization countries began naval exercises in the Strait of Gibraltar on Monday involving 40 warships and 50 aircraft, NATO officials said.
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January 25, 1989 | From Reuters
Turkish Defense Minister Ercan Vuralhan will meet British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in London this week for talks likely to focus on updating Turkey's armed forces. He will have two days of talks in London before going to West Germany Friday for informal talks with other ministers from North Atlantic Treaty Organization countries, a ministry spokesman said Tuesday.
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August 11, 2013 | By Mark Magnier
NEW DELHI - Three NATO soldiers were killed Sunday in an attack by militants in eastern Afghanistan, the international coalition said. The soldiers, whose nationalities were not immediately available in line with policy, were killed in eastern Paktia province bordering Pakistan, the alliance said in a statement, blaming “enemies of Afghanistan.” The violence came amid reports that at least 22 Afghans were killed by flooding near Kabul, the...
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June 3, 2013 | By Ken Dilanian
BRUSSELS - U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is expected to consult with his European counterparts this week about a possible North Atlantic Treaty Organization role training Libyan security forces as he attends his first meeting of the alliance's defense ministers, senior Pentagon officials said. Also scheduled to be discussed Tuesday and Wednesday in Brussels are defending against cyber warfare and planning for the departure of combat troops from Afghanistan at the end of next year.
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August 30, 2011 | Aimal Yaqubi and Mark Magnier
A message allegedly written by the leader of the Afghan Taliban predicts imminent victory as more foreign troops die and Taliban fighters better understand NATO tactics, acquire more weaponry, shoot down more aircraft and kill more senior officials. The lengthy statement released Monday, signed by Mullah Mohammed Omar, the movement's reclusive, one-eyed leader, follows President Obama's announcement in June that 10,000 American troops will leave this year. The U.S. drawdown is part of an accelerated withdrawal by foreign troops ahead of a 2014 deadline for transferring security to the Afghans.
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July 5, 2011 | By Paul Richter, Los Angeles Times
With victory still elusive after 15 weeks of bombing, Western allies arrayed against Libyan leader Moammar Kadafi are racing to crack his regime before their own coalition fractures. Even as Libyan rebel fighters begin to show improvement and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization increases airstrikes in the western part of the country, signs of friction have appeared within NATO. Members have expressed concern about declining munitions inventories and warned that the costs and stresses of the campaign cannot be sustained.
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June 20, 2011 | By Patrick J. McDonnell, Los Angeles Times
NATO officials admitted Sunday that the alliance was probably responsible for an airstrike in a densely populated Tripoli neighborhood that Libyan authorities said killed nine people and injured 18. The early-morning airstrike destroyed one apartment building, crushing residents beneath tons of debris while they were sleeping, Libyan authorities said. Half a dozen other homes on the normally quiet street were also damaged. NATO said "there may have been a weapons system failure which may have caused a number of civilian casualties.
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June 19, 2011 | By Patrick J. McDonnell, Los Angeles Times
An apartment building in the middle of a densely populated Tripoli neighborhood was obliterated early Sunday, and Libyan officials blamed the explosion on a bombing raid by the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. Several witnesses among the angry crowd gathered outside the semi-collapsed building said they heard aircraft before the post-midnight blast. The blast occurred in the Arada Street neighborhood of the Souk Juma district, a sprawling community that is one of Tripoli's most populous.
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December 5, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
NATO soldiers killed an estimated 70 to 80 Taliban militants in fighting in southern Afghanistan after police told military authorities where insurgents had gathered, an official said. The North Atlantic Treaty Organization suffered no casualties in the weekend fighting in Helmand province, said a spokesman for the alliance's International Security Assistance Force.
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April 21, 1985
A powerful bomb damaged a building housing the North Atlantic Assembly and an adjacent historic mansion in Brussels, slightly injuring three people. A group called the Revolutionary Front for Proletarian Action claimed responsibility for the blast, which tore away a wall of the 19th-Century building housing the assembly, an independent affiliate of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.
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June 10, 2011 | By David S. Cloud, Los Angeles Times
Outgoing Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates lashed out at some of America's closest European allies, complaining that NATO's shaky air assault in Libya had laid bare shortcomings that are pushing the alliance toward "collective military irrelevance. " In an unusual public rebuke Friday, Gates condemned European nations for years of declining defense budgets that he said have forced the United States to shoulder the heaviest load by far in the 62-year-old alliance. Gates noted with frustration that fewer than half the 28 nations in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization are engaged in the Libyan conflict, and that fewer than a third are conducting airstrikes, even though the coalition unanimously backed the decision to go to war to protect civilians from Moammar Kadafi's forces.
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June 9, 2011 | By David S. Cloud, Los Angeles Times
Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates on Wednesday urged more NATO allies to join the air campaign against Libya, arguing that it was putting a strain on the seven members of the 28-nation alliance that are carrying the burden in a conflict that shows few signs of ending soon, U.S. officials said. In a sign of the growing strain that the 3-month-old operation is putting on the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Gates took the unusual step of naming five alliance members with limited or no role in the operation that he said should provide strike aircraft to hit ground targets in Libya or other capabilities, according to a senior U.S. official.
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