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Anders Fogh Rasmussen: NATO Partners to Collectively Defend Against Cyberattacks

NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen has described the alliance’s stance on cyber defense as a “core task of collective defense” that could indicate potential joint response to cyberattacks on any member nation, GovInfoSecurity reported Friday. Eric Chabrow reports that the alliance pointed to the North American Council’s potential use of Article 5 in the …

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U.K. Seeks to Form Joint Expeditionary Force With NATO Allies

The U.K. will propose to create a joint expeditionary force with six other European nations at a NATO conference scheduled for this week, Defense News reported Tuesday. Pierre Tran writes the move comes as European and Nordic nations work to increase security measures amid the threat of possible Russian military …

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Anders Fogh Rasmussen Urges NATO Nations to Ramp Up Defense Spending

NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen has urged the alliance’s member countries to boost defense spending amid rising tensions between Ukraine and Russia, Reuters reported Thursday. Rasmussen also called for increased European defense investments during a security conference Thursday in Slovakia, according to the report. “Russian defense spending has grown by more …

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Jens Stoltenberg to Succeed Anders Fogh Rasmussen as NATO Head

Jens Stoltenberg, a former prime minister of Norway, has been appointed to succeed Anders Fogh Rasmussen as NATO secretary general starting Oct. 1. Rasmussen’s term will end on that date after five years and two months in the position, NATO announced Friday. Stoltenberg will also assume the chairman role for …

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Chuck Hagel Asks NATO Allies to Invest in Cybersecurity, Special Ops

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has urged NATO counterparts to invest in capabilities such as cybersecurity and special operations as well as reconsider their spending strategies amid tight budgets, Fedscoop reported Monday. Dan Verton writes Hagel met with NATO defense ministers during a two-day conference in Brussels on Thursday. “I made …

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Afghan Govt. Urged to Sign U.S. Security Deal

Secretary of State John Kerry and NATO officials have advised the Afghan government to sign a security deal meant to insure the presence of some U.S. troops in the country beyond 2014, Reuters reported Tuesday. Adrian Croft, David Brunnstrom, Justyna Pawlak and Tom Koerkemeier write Kerry said Bismullah Khan Mohammadi, Afghanistan’s defense …

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