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“NATO chief to Trump: ‘Going alone is not an option’


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NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg delivers a press conference after a NATO defence ministers' meeting at the NATO headquarters in Brussels on October 27, 2016. / AFP / THIERRY CHARLIER (Photo credit should read THIERRY CHARLIER/AFP/Getty Images)
NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg delivers a press conference after a NATO defence ministers’ meeting at the NATO headquarters in Brussels on October 27, 2016. / AFP / THIERRY CHARLIER (Photo credit should read THIERRY CHARLIER/AFP/Getty Images)

“Donald Trump says EU exists to compete with US”


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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump addresses delegates at the end of the last day of the Republican National Convention on July 21, 2016, in Cleveland, Ohio. / AFP / Timothy A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump addresses delegates at the end of the last day of the Republican National Convention on July 21, 2016, in Cleveland, Ohio. / AFP / Timothy A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

“In interview, Trump breaks sharply with U.S. foreign policy tradition”


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CNN BREAKING NEWS. . .


NATO has formally invited the nation of Montenegro to join the military alliance, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg announced Wednesday.

The move is likely to displease Russia, which views NATO expansion as a threat to its security.

Montenegro started on a path to join the alliance in 2009. The formal invitation marks the beginning of accession talks, NATO said.

Montenegro already supports NATO’s efforts in Afghanistan and has actively cooperated with the alliance in other ways.

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“Attacks in France put NATO on the spot”


POLITICO

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“NATO Plans New Military Outposts to Stop Putin—Just Don’t Call Them Bases”


DAILY BEAST

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“NATO CONSIDERS ‘RAPID-RESPONSE’ FORCES”


HUFFINGTON POST

NATO CONSIDERS ‘RAPID-RESPONSE’ FORCES “The new force of some 4,000 troops, capable of moving on 48 hours’ notice, will be supported with logistics and equipment pre-positioned in Eastern European countries closer to Russia, with an upgraded schedule of military exercises and deployments that are intended to make NATO’s commitment of collective defense more credible and enhance its deterrence. The agreement is planned as the substantive centerpiece of the NATO meeting, which will take place Thursday and Friday and will be attended by President Obama, who will also stop in Estonia before the summit meeting.” In response, Russia says it plans to “revise its military doctrine.” Russia’s ruble has hit the “lowest level ever” in anticipation of further sanctions. [NYT]

“Russia and ISIS take center stage on Obama’s Europe trip”


CBS NEWS

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Syria ain’t funny but. . . – Cartoon #18


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