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DoD Proposes to Host NATO Joint Force Command

The Defense Department has proposed to accommodate in Norfolk, Va., a future command that would support NATO operations across the trans-Atlantic region. DoD said Friday it seeks to host the NATO Joint Force Command for the Atlantic, which the international alliance will establish to help address global security challenges. NATO intends for …

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Steven Shepro Nominated as NATO Military Committee Deputy Chairman

President Barack Obama has nominated Air Force Maj. Gen. Steven Shepro, vice director of strategic plans and policy (J-5) for the Joint Staff, as deputy chairman of NATO’s military committee. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter announced in a notice published Friday that Shepro has also been designated for a promotion to the rank of lieutenant general. If confirmed, …

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Israel, Four Non NATO Nations Get Approval to Open Diplomatic Missions in Brussels; Oded Eran Comments

The North Atlantic Council has approved the requests of Israel and four other non-NATO nations to establish diplomatic missions in the alliance’s Brussels headquarters, Defense News reported Thursday. Barbara Opall-Rome writes a statement released by the alliance Wednesday allows Jordan, Israel, Bahrain, Qatar and Kuwait to open liaison offices to NATO …

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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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