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NATO News & Information Links 2-3 June, 2009

3 June, 2009

NATO soldier killed in south Afghanistan
PRESS TV – Tehran,Iran
The soldier, from the 2nd Battalion ‘The Rifles,’ was part of the NATO mission in Helmand province. “We share in the pain that is felt by his family, …
www.presstv.ir/detail.aspx?id=96873&sectionid=351020403

US Adm. Speaks of ‘Prudent Policy’ of Security Assistance
Civil Georgia – Georgia
US Adm. James G. Stavridis, a nominee for commander of the NATO forces and US European Command (EUCOM), said he shared “the current prudent policy” of …
www.civil.ge/eng/article.php?id=21042

Nato commander Stanley McChrystal: ‘We must gain support of …
By ladylove
Nato’s next commander in Afghanistan warned yesterday that the West could lose the war against the Taleban if it fails to gain the support of the Afghan people. Civilian deaths in Afghanistan, especially from US airstrikes launched from …
truhst.com/blog-news/nato-commander-stanley
-mcchrystal-we-must-gain-support-of-afghans

Bomb kills NATO soldier in Afghanistan
AFP
KABUL (AFP) — A bomb planted by insurgents has killed a foreign soldier serving with NATO in southern Afghanistan, the deadliest battlefield in the war …
www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALe
qM5hhnePu4rwEDfeqlkHzeHMg0vVWQQ

US deaths rise in Afghanistan from last year
The Associated Press
In Washington, the US general chosen to take over as commander of American and NATO troops in Afghanistan said he believes the war is “winnable, …
www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5
hvWEqwq3CrRvaQCmt21MfoYhjZJQD98J0H3G0

Kabul: The Final assault begins. How long can NATO hang on? Osama …
By muslim786malaysia
his winter the US has decided to send 3200 more troops to Afghanistan for the specific purpose of tackling any new Taliban spring or summer offensive and meeting the shortfall that NATO forces face in dangerous places such as Helmand …
muslim786malaysia.wordpress.com/2009/06/03/kabul-the-final
-assault-begins-how-long-can-nato-hang-on-osama-bin-laden-
has-repeatedly-stated-his-hope-that-the-u-s-will-get-sucked-into
-a-ruinous-debilitating-conflict-in-pakistan/

General: War In Afghanistan Is ‘Winnable’ – Politics News Story …
McChrystal testified alongside Navy Adm. James Stavridis, the nominee to become the top NATO commander in Europe. NATO provides a substantial share of the total allied forces in Afghanistan. Both Stavridis and McChrystal said they would …
www.wlky.com/politics/19632286/detail.html

Why NATO forces silence over terrorist’s border crossing | Town 9 …
By article
Pakistan Security Forces are successfully fighting an enforced battle all along her western boundaries since 2001.
www.town9.com/nato-forces-silence

Stavridis Stresses Transatlantic Alliance in Afghanistan at Senate …
In opening remarks, Stavridis emphasized the importance of a transatlantic alliance, especially regarding the joint U.S.-NATO mission in Afghanistan where 54000 U.S. forces and 33000 NATO troops are currently deployed. …
www.globalsecurity.org/military/library/
news/2009/06/mil-090602-afps04.htm

games “ Blog Archive “ Georgia hails ‘successful’ NATO in …
By games
Tbilisi: Controversial NATO military exercises in ex-Soviet republic Georgia ended Monday with Tbilisi hailing the drills as a happy result ignoring internal nervousness and fierceness on the have of Russia. …
mon.vipublog.com/games/2009/06/02/georgia-hails-successful
-nato-in-disagreement-games-army-news-at-defencetalk/

PIPS NATO Supply Lines
Michael Yon Online Magazine dispatches from the frontline of Iraq and Afghanistan.
www.michaelyon-online.com/pips-nato-supply-lines.htm

Allvoices.com – Pakistan and effects of “The Great Game in Ce…
By allvoices / contributed news
Pakistani government has accused that Foreign Countries are sponsoring the anti Pakistan Taliban where as US and NATO accuse that Pakistan of still helping Taliban in Afghanistan. US and NATO in Afghanistan started Pashtun Genocide …
www.allvoices.com/contributed-news/3350812-
pakistan-and-effects-of-the-great-game-in-central-asia

ATM maker NCR moving headquarters to Georgia from Ohio; getting …
By Shannon Mccaffrey
May 6th, 2009 Russia to expel Canadians in NATO responseMOSCOW — Russia is expelling two Canadian diplomats in retaliation for NATO’s recent expulsion of two Russian envoys from its headquarters, the Foreign Ministry said Wednesday, …
blog.taragana.com/n/atm-maker-ncr-moving-headquarters-to-
georgia-from-ohio-getting-nearly-twice-ohios-incentive-70169/

NATO to send up to 5000 more troops to Afghanistan
The State – Columbia,SC,USA
STRASBOURG, France _ President Barack Obama won a pledge from NATO allies Saturday to send as many as 5000 more troops to help in Afghanistan, …
www.thestate.com/166/story/811084.html

New Commander Pledges to Protect Afghan Civilians in ‘Winnable’ War
Voice of America – USA
By Al Pessin The US Army general nominated to be commander of American and NATO forces in Afghanistan says the conflict is “winnable,” but foreign forces …
www.voanews.com/english/2009-06-02-voa76.cfm

2 June, 2009

2 killed, NATO terminal attacked
Daily Times – Lahore,Pakistan
CHAMAN: Dozens of unidentified armed men on Tuesday attacked a NATO supply terminal and a police checkpost in Chaman, killing a policeman and a security …
www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=200
9%5C06%5C03%5Cstory_3-6-2009_pg7_13

Georgia hails ‘successful’ NATO war games
Tehran Times – Iran
TBILISI (AFP) — Controversial NATO military exercises in ex-Soviet republic Georgia ended Monday with Tbilisi hailing the drills as a success despite …
www.tehrantimes.com/index_View.asp?code=195993

Stavridis Stresses Transatlantic Alliance in Afghanistan at Senate …
By News Editor
Stavridis Stresses Transatlantic Alliance in Afghanistan at Senate Hearing By John J. Kruzel American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON, June 2, 2009– The nominee for the top NATO command job told Congress he would urge European allies …
elitestv.com/pub/2009/06/stavridis-stresses-
transatlantic-alliance-in-afghanistan-at-senate-hearing

British army says its has killed an alleged Taliban leader in …
By Bureau News
January 1st, 2009 KABUL – A British soldier was killed in an explosion in southern Afghanistan, marking the first loss of the year for the NATO-led international forces in the war-ravaged country, officials said Friday. …
blog.taragana.com/n/british-army-says-its-has-killed
-an-alleged-taliban-leader-in-southern-afghanistan-69792/

Newshoggers.com
By Steve Hynd
It’s June 2009 and this just in from Oslo, where the NATO Parliamentary Assembly met last week: absolution. For the first time in years, said one of those attending, Denis MacShane, a Labor member of Parliament and a former minister of …
www.newshoggers.com/blog/2009/06/a-coalition-of-one.html

US General: War In Afghanistan ‘Winnable’ – Politics News Story …
WASHINGTON — The Army general chosen to take over as top commander of US and NATO troops in Afghanistan tells senators he believes the war can be won. Tuesday, June 2, 2009.
www.wmur.com/politics/19632286/detail.html

Uncertainty Clouds British Report of Taliban Leader’s Death
New York Times – United States
The attack comes less than two weeks after NATO troops in Helmand killed a senior Taliban leader named Maulawi Hassan who was responsible for numerous…
www.nytimes.com/2009/06/03/world/asia/03afghan.html?hpw

Two killed as NATO supply containers ambushed in Chaman “ Open …
By editor
CHAMAN: At least two persons were shot dead including watchmen during the gun onslaught by unknown militants on the Nato supply containers here early on Tuesday meanwhile, three vehicles were also partly damaged during the incident, …
www.openpakistan.com/?p=1403

President Obama’s Second European Tour: U.S. Priorities for the …
By The Heritage Foundation – Sally McNamara
When President Obama meets with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Nicolas Sarkozy, he must request additional combat troops—with fewer national caveats—for the NATO mission in Afghanistan, as well as a commitment to …
www.heritage.org/Research/Europe/wm2464.cfm

Afghanistan War Is ‘Winnable’: Gen. McChrystal
By The Huffington Post News Team
WASHINGTON — The Army general chosen to take over as top commander of US and NATO troops in Afghanistan told senators Tuesday he believes the war can be won if a proper counterinsurgency campaign is undertaken. “I believe it is winnable …
www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/06/02/
afghanistan-war-is-winnab_n_210249.html

Iraq Today: War News for Tuesday, June 02, 2009
By whisker
NATO is reporting the death of an ISAF soldier in an “insurgent attack” in an undisclosed location in eastern Afghanistan on Tuesday, June 2nd. Two additional soldiers were wounded in the attack. Note the NATO link to the article is …
warnewstoday.blogspot.com/2009/06/
war-news-for-tuesday-june-02-2009.html

US embassies to invite Iranian diplomats to July 4 festivities in …
By Matthew Lee
April 30th, 2009 Russia’s NATO envoy says 2 diplomats expelledBRUSSELS— Russia’s NATO envoy says two Russian diplomats will be expelled from the military alliance for alleged spying. Dmitry Rogozin says the two members of Russia’s …
blog.taragana.com/n/us-embassies-to-invite-iranian-
diplomats-to-july-4-festivities-in-new-outreach-69456/

Four GIs dead in Wardak province
PRESS TV – Tehran,Iran
NATO-led forces on Monday announced in a statement that the soldiers were killed on Monday in Wardak province, which adjoins the capital Kabul. …
www.presstv.ir/detail.aspx?id=96738&sectionid=351020403

NATO Refuses To Recognise South Ossetia Poll Results
Georgiandaily – New York,NY,USA
“NATO does not recognise the elections held on May 31 in South Ossetia,” the secretary general of the 28-nation military alliance, Jaap de Hoop Scheffer, …
georgiandaily.com/index.php?option=com
_content&task=view&id=12003&Itemid=65

EU-RussiaCentre.org
By Eugenia Vesanto
Russia supports cooperation on energy security between Russia, the US and the EU, Russia’s ambassador to Brussels Vladimir Chizov told reporters in Athens, adding that Moscow is skeptical about any possible involvement of NATO. …
www.eu-russiacentre.org/news/natos-
role-energy-security-upset-russia.html

2 June SWJ Roundup – Small Wars Council
By SWJ Blog
David D. McKiernan, the US and NATO commander in Afghanistan. In announcing McKiernan’s replacement, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said he wanted“fresh thinking” and “fresh eyes” on a conflict that has been spiraling steadily …
council.smallwarsjournal.com/showthread.php?t=7462

A-Infos (en) Call for Summer of Resistance 2009* Collapse the …
By a-infos-en@ainfos.ca
We see the action day at the NATO summit as the kick off of the campaign for a “Summer of Resistance 2009" against the global “security regime”: ¡No Pasarán! France | Gipfelsoli | Dissent! …
www.ainfos.ca/en/ainfos22739.html

Roadside Bomb Kills 6 Civilians in Afghanistan
New York Times – United States
Civilian casualties have become one of the most contentious issues in the Afghan war, with Afghan political leaders criticizing American and NATO forces for …
www.nytimes.com/2009/06/03/world/asia/03afghan.html?ref=world

Georgia hails ‘successful’ NATO war games | Army News at DefenceTalk
Tbilisi: Controversial NATO military exercises in ex-Soviet republic Georgia ended Monday with Tbilisi hailing the drills as a success despite internal unrest.
www.defencetalk.com/georgia-hails
-successful-nato-war-games-19400/

Two killed in NATO supply container attack “ Lupe Lasano’s Dirty …
By lupelasano
The victims were believed to be watchmen in the area through which trucks pass carrying supplies to NATO forces in Afghanistan. Police told GEO TV the gunmen ambushed the containers at a bypass, killing both victims instantly and …
lupelasano.wordpress.com/2009/06/02
/two-killed-in-nato-supply-container-attack/

Two killed in NATO supply container attack
United Press International – USA
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, June 2 (UPI) — Militants shot and killed two people Tuesday during an attack on NATO supply containers in Chaman, Pakistan, …
www.upi.com/Top_News/2009/06/02/Two-killed-in-
NATO-supply-container-attack/UPI-28551243917211/

:. Constant flow of NATO weapons to Pakistan
Kashmir Watch – Islamabad,Pakistan
Embarrassed by the disclosure, the United States acknowledged that NATO and American arms were reaching militants in Pakistan but, apparent as face saving, …
www.kashmirwatch.com/showheadlines.php?subaction=show full&id
=1243933827&archive=&start_from=&ucat=1&var0news=value0news

Afghanistan Conflict Monitor: NGOs Win NATO Concession On Vehicle …
By Human Security Report Project
‘Aid Agencies Win NATO Concession On Vehicle Markings’, IRIN News, 1 June 2009 EXCERPT: “International forces under NATO command in Afghanistan will stop using white vehicles from 1 June in response to calls from NGOs for clearer …
www.afghanconflictmonitor.org/2009/06/ngos-
win-nato-concession-on-vehicle-markings.html

Georgia hails ‘successful’ NATO war games
Tbilisi (AFP) June 1, 2009 – Controversial NATO military exercises in ex-Soviet republic Georgia ended Monday with Tbilisi hailing the drills as a success despite internal unrest and fury on the part of Russia.
www.spacewar.com/reports/Georgia_
hails_successful_NATO_war_games_999.html

Ukrainiana: Appeasement Galore: ‘Don’t Admit the Ukraine into NATO’
By Taras
Two weeks before the election, Obama described the Ukraine as being ready for a NATO Membership Action Plan. He wrote this in a letter to the Ukrainian Congress Committee of America, in an apparent bid to court Ukrainian American voters …
tap-the-talent.blogspot.com/2009/06/
appeasement-galore-dont-admit-ukraine.html

McChrystal to Face Questions on Plans for Afghanistan
Washington Post – United States
David D. McKiernan, the US and NATO commander in Afghanistan. In announcing McKiernan’s replacement, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said he wanted“fresh …
www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content
/article/2009/06/01/AR2009060103732.html

Four NATO soldiers killed in Afghan bombing
By admin
KABUL: Four NATO soldiers were killed in two bomb attacks in eastern Afghanistan on Monday, the alliance’’s International Security Assistance Force said.
rightnreal.com/four-nato-soldiers-killed-in-afghan-bombing/

Antipodes: NATO joint administration of Aegean airspace
By Antipodean
An interesting article titled “NATO joint administration of Aegean” written by Kyras Adam was published in the Greek daily, Eleftherotypia last week. The article reports on the recent agreement made between the Defence Chiefs of Greece …
antipodes-antipodean.blogspot.com/2009/
06/nato-joint-administration-of-aegean.html

The Torch: “Not lonely in Afghanistan?”
By Mark, Ottawa
Many other troops from NATO’s International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) were in the area; one doubts ours felt especially alone. Then, in early 2006, the Canadian Forces assumed a combat role as the lead country for Kandahar …
toyoufromfailinghands.blogspot.com/2009/
06/not-lonely-in-afghanistan.html

US military using Facebook, Twitter to counter Taliban propaganda …
By Jason Straziuso
… mparent77772 Russia creates its own version of NATO in Central Asia to be prepared for big war bit.ly/50KUn; mcgeek Time for US-NATO to Leave Central Asia: The Shanghai Cooperation Organization: Prospects For A Multipolar …
blog.taragana.com/index.php/archive/us-military-using-facebook
-twitter-to-counter-taliban-propaganda-reach-new-audiences/

TruthSeeker24's anti-N.W.O. corner: Discernment
By Timothy
NATO and the EU seem to want to compete with Russia. Russia has been a conservative nation in its history. They have defenses on its frontiers. Their land is so vast that it stretches across 11 time zones. Russia have owned terrorists …
truthseeker2473.blogspot.com/2009/06/discernment.html

Turkey’s image after crisis over NATO’s next chief
Hürriyet – Turkey
ANKARA – Turkey’s failure to manage the crisis over the election of a new NATO secretary-general will hit a discussion panel in Istanbul Thursday.…
www.hurriyet.com.tr/english/domestic/11773018.asp?scr=1

Nato Military Exercise To Officially Complete In Georgia Today
Journal of Turkish Weekly – Ankara,Turkey
Israeli government sources downplayed reports Monday that the US was considering taking punitive measures, such as decreasing its support for Israel at the …
www.turkishweekly.net/news/79110/-nato-
military-exercise-to-officially-complete-in-georgia-today-.html

US general faces Iraq abuse questions, groups say
Reuters – USA
By Andrew Gray WASHINGTON, June 1 (Reuters) – President Barack Obama’s nominee to command US and NATO forces in Afghanistan should face questions about …
www.reuters.com/article/featuredCrisis/idUSN01459758

Police defuse bomb attached to NATO tanker
Daily Times – Lahore,Pakistan
CHAMAN: Chaman police defused a powerful bomb attached to an oil tanker supplying fuel to NATO forces in Afghanistan on Monday morning. …
www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=
2009%5C06%5C02%5Cstory_2-6-2009_pg7_21

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