Trump: NATO ‘obsolete’, Brexit a ‘great thing’

Trump: NATO ‘obsolete’, Brexit a ‘great thing’

President-elect Donald Trump, in remarks published on Sunday, described NATO as “obsolete” and suggested a deal with Russia that would reduce nuclear arsenals and ease sanctions on Moscow. He also hailed Britain’s exit from the EU and backed a speedy trade deal with the UK, but condemned as “catastrophic” Chancellor Angela Merkel’s decision to open […]

NATO takes command of US-built missile shield

NATO takes command of US-built missile shield

NATO took command of a US-built missile shield in Europe on Friday after France won assurances that the multi-billion-dollar system would not be under Washington’s direct control. The missile shield, billed as a defence against any strike by a “rogue state” against European cities, is one of the most sensitive aspects of US military support […]

NATO to deploy four battalions in bid to reassure Poland, Baltic allies

NATO to deploy four battalions in bid to reassure Poland, Baltic allies

NATO’s chief on Monday said the alliance will agree this week to send four multinational battalions to the Baltic states and Poland as part of its response to Russian meddling in Ukraine and a series of alleged provocations by Russian military. Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said the troop surge in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland […]

NATO allies kick off biggest military exercises since Cold War

NATO allies kick off biggest military exercises since Cold War

Troops were set to hit the ground in Poland Tuesday as Warsaw kicks off its largest-ever joint military exercises with its NATO allies, aimed at shoring up regional security amid the West’s worst standoff with Russia since the end of the Cold War. The two-week long Anaconda manoeuvres are aimed at “checking the alliance’s ability […]