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May 2016

The hit on the Taliban leader sent a signal to Pakistan

  By: Bruce Riedel The death of Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Mansour in an American drone strike is a significant but not fatal blow to…


US Sees Potential for Future Norwegian Defense Cooperation

Aaron Mehta, Defense News 12:31 p.m. EDT May 24, 2016 Norwegian Deputy Defense Minister Øystein Bø, left, speaks with US Deputy Secretary of Defense Bob…


Saudi Arabia says time may be coming for “Plan B” on Syria

Saudi Foreign Minister Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir arrives to attend a meeting about Syria at the French Foreign Ministry in Paris, France, on May 9,…


US Supports Drive for Nordic Defense Cooperation

Gerard O’Dwyer, Defense News 5:05 p.m. EDT May 18, 2016 US President Barack Obama escorts the leaders of the Nordic countries along the White House…


Norwegian Official: Maritime Focus for NATO at Warsaw

Aaron Mehta, Defense News 4:39 p.m. EDT May 19, 2016 NATO members participate in the alliance’s Dynamic Mongoose anti-submarine exercise in the North Sea last…


Norway Eyes P-3 Replacement, ISR Capabilities

Aaron Mehta, Defense News 2:39 p.m. EDT May 19, 2016 Øystein Bø, Norway’s deputy defense minister(Photo: Norwegian Defense Forces WASHINGTON — As Norway eyes the completion of…


Russian Aggression Driving Swedish Gripen, Sub Investments

May 17, 2016 Tony Osborne | Aerospace Daily & Defense Report Gripen: Saab Node region Advertisement STOCKHOLM – Sweden’s investment in new Gripen fighters and…


U.S., Russia stalemate on Syria frustrates European powers

UNITED NATIONS/VIENNA | By Michelle Nichols and John Irish A clothing shop displays its merchandise beside a damaged building in the rebel-controlled area of Maaret…


Vladimir Putin, explained

  Is the West misreading Russian President Vladimir Putin? Brookings Senior Fellow and Director of the Center for the United States and Europe Fiona Hill…


US To Assume Higher Profile in Nordic Exercises

By Gerard O’Dwyer 12:10 p.m. EST February 27, 2016 The Cold Response exercise in Norway will feature 14 countries.(Photo: Norwegian armed forces) HELSINKI — The Pentagon’s…


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