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NATO News & Information Links 25-26 June, 2009

26 June, 2009

First top Russia-NATO talks set since Georgia war
Washington Post – United States
By Dina Kyriakidou ATHENS (Reuters) – Russia and NATO hold their first high-level talks this weekend since the war with Georgia and Moscow is due to …
www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/
article/2009/06/26/AR2009062600951.html

International News brief
Wilkes Barre Times-Leader – Wilkes Barre,PA,USA
Despite the thousands of US troops headed to southern Afghanistan this summer, a NATO commander said Thursday they’ll fall short of the numbers historically …
www.timesleader.com/news/International_News_brief062609.html

NATO general: More forces needed in Afghanistan – Army News, news …
WASHINGTON — Despite the thousands of US troops headed to southern Afghanistan this summer, a NATO commander said Thursday they’ll fall short of the numbers historically needed to defeat insurgents.
www.armytimes.com/news/2009/06/
ap_nato_general_afghanistan_062509/

CovertRadioShow.Com: American Intelligence “ NATO chief says …
By Covert Radio Show
NATO chief says Central Asia must decide on ties | Reuters.
covertradioshow.com/blog/?p=454

RA’s Daily Russian News Blast – June 26, 2009 – Robert Amsterdam
By Editor
TODAY: Politkovskaya suspects to be retried; NATO claims to be no rival to Russia; Medvedev says START negotiations still ongoing; extent of alcohol abuse deaths sends shockwaves; Duma speaker superhero …
www.robertamsterdam.com/2009/06/ras_
daily_russian_news_blast_-_june_26_2009.htm

Afghanistan – Iran: Minister snubs Afghan summit in Italy …
Troops killed at least two dozen militants in the run up to August elections in Afghanistan as separate insurgent bomb attacks killed an Afghan and a NATO soldier, authorities said Thursday. …
globalnewsblog.com/blog/2009/06/25/afghanistan-
iran-minister-snubs-afghan-summit-in-italy-adnkronos/

Turkish Army holds Seminar for NATO Members and Partners | Turkish …
On June 22-23, the Turkish army organized the tenth Silk Road
General/Admiral seminar in Istanbul, which brought together around 119 military officers from NATO countries, Partnership for Peace (PfP) nations, and the members of NATO’s …
www.turkishforum.com.tr/en/content/2009/06/25/turkish
-army-holds-seminar-for-nato-members-and-partners/

Erik’s Choice: Sixty Years On
By Erik Donald France
In 1949, Germany formally became two countries, one dominated by the Soviets, the other dominated by NATO. The Berlin Airlift was a big deal at the time, helping to preserve Berlin for the West. Here, we’ve made some intervening changes …
www.eriklerouge.blogspot.com/2009/06/sixty-years-on.html

KAZAKHSTAN: GEOPOLITICAL RIVALRY FLARES AT NATO FORUM IN ASTANA
EurasiaNet – New York,NY,USA
NATO Secretary-General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer used a June 25 security forum in Kazakhstan’s capital Astana to encourage debate on how the Atlantic Alliance …
www.eurasianet.org/departments/insightb/articles/eav062509.shtml

The Iraq Drawdown Is Proof of Success
Wall Street Journal – USA
Thirteen NATO countries are presently teaching and advising the next generation of leaders in Iraq’s military staff colleges and police academies. …
online.wsj.com/article/SB124597271501557121.html

Security through Partnership; Keynote Speech by the Secretary …
ISRIA – France
NATO has taken this logic to heart. When the Cold War ended, the Alliance reached out to its neighbours, and worked hard to build closer ties with them. …
www.isria.com/pages/25_June_2009_160.htm

NATO, Russia tensions flare at security summit
Daily Times – Lahore,Pakistan
ASTANA: Tensions between NATO and Russia burst into the open again on Thursday at a regional security summit in the Kazakh capital, which was marred by …
www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=
2009%5C06%5C26%5Cstory_26-6-2009_pg4_2

PREVIEW: NATO and Russia, ever squabbling, aim to make up on Corfu
Monsters and Critics.com – USA
By Dieter Ebeling Jun 26, 2009, 2:08 GMT Brussels/Corfu – Foreign ministers of NATO’s 28 member states meet with their Russian counterpart on the Greek…
www.monstersandcritics.com/news/europe/news/article_
1485967.php/PREVIEW_NATO_and_Russia_ever_squabbling_
aim_to_make_up_on_Corfu_

NATO in sovereign Afghanistan | FREE PRESS INTERNATIONAL
By admin
REUTERS WASHINGTON (Reuters) – NATO forces in southern Afghanistan, boosted by a big influx of US troops, will step up operations in Helmand province and.
www.freepressinternational.com/2009/
06/nato-in-sovereign-afghanistan/

NATO commander predicts violent uptick as Afghan elections approach
By Lara Jakes
General: More troops needed to defeat insurgentsWASHINGTON — Despite the thousands of US troops headed to southern Afghanistan this summer, a NATO commander said Thursday they’ll fall short of the numbers historically needed to defeat …
blog.taragana.com/n/nato-commander-predicts-
violent-uptick-as-afghan-elections-approach-92301/

Scientology’s CAN President works for NATO… – Why We Protest …
By Smurf
Get this… Rev. George Robertson is a Scientology tool I worked with, at OSA’s direction, to help destroy the original Cult Awareness Network.
forums.whyweprotest.net/291-scientology-discussion/
scientologys-can-president-works-nato-48177/

NewsChex – Welcome to NewsChex “ Blog Archive “ Afghan focus at …
By Jerry
Afghan focus at NATO’s first Central Asia talks. Reuters ASTANA, June 25 (Reuters) – NATO held its first meeting in Central Asia on Thursday to discuss issues ranging from Afghanistan to Caspian Sea cooperation. …
www.newschex.com/world-news/afghan-focus
-at-natos-first-central-asia-talks-reuters/

Serbian aim to kill all Kosovans is nothing new
By Editor
It is easy to assume that the all-out Serbian assault on the Albanian
population there is a response to NATO’s bombing campaign. No one reading accounts this week of the terrible massacre of Albanians at Mej defends what the Serbs are …
www.kosovotimes.net/analysis/638-serbian-
aim-to-kill-all-kosovans-is-nothing-new.html

Global News Blog “ Blog Archive “ Is Germany at ‘war’ in …
By Erik Kirschbaum
Public opinion is nevertheless overwhelmingly against Germany’s involvement in the NATO mission in Afghanistan — even though West Germany was a prime beneficiary of NATO’s unyielding support during the Cold War. …
blogs.reuters.com/global/2009/06/25/is-germany
-at-war-in-afghanistan-defence-minister-says-no/

NATO Entering New Stage in Afghanistan
Voice of America – USA
By Meredith Buel A NATO commander in southern Afghanistan says military operations there are entering a completely new stage, focused on bringing security …
www.voanews.com/english/2009-06-25-voa45.cfm

25 June, 2009

NATO on the offensive in Afghanistan: Dutch general
AFP
WASHINGTON (AFP) — NATO-led forces are seizing the initiative against insurgents in southern Afghanistan as thousands of US reinforcements move into the …
www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/
ALeqM5iJ7icrN-BLkO4kmacRvl-r0LKHtA

Turkish Army holds Seminar for NATO Members and Partners
Jamestown Foundation – Washington,DC,USA
The theme of this year’s seminar was cooperation between NATO and its partners. However, the Turkish media preferred to highlight the Chief of the Staff …
www.jamestown.org/single/?no_cache=1&tx_ttnews%5Btt_news
%5D=35178&tx_ttnews%5BbackPid%5D=7&cHash=b2c8f46042

NATO to start offensive soon in south Afghanistan
Washington Post – United States
By Andrew Gray WASHINGTON (Reuters) – NATO forces in southern Afghanistan, boosted by a big influx of US troops, will step up operations in Helmand province …
www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/
article/2009/06/25/AR2009062502722.html

Canada’s Afghan ‘model village’ praised by US general
CBC.ca – Toronto,Ontario,Canada
(Colin Perkel/Canadian Press)A four-star US general in charge of American and NATO troops in Afghanistan praised Canada’s model village approach Thursday as …
www.cbc.ca/world/story/2009/06/25/mcch
rystal-afghanistan-canadian-village025.html

Leavenworth Strategist: NATO on The Boardwalk: Allies Chill Out At …
By James Cricks
June 25, 2009 By REUTERS KANDAHAR AIR FIELD, Afghanistan (Reuters) – Down on the boardwalk, a knot of Romanian soldiers are sitting under the umbrellas at the French patisserie, sipping non-alcoholic Becks beer in the shade.
leavenworthstrategist.typepad.com/leavenworth_strategist/2009
/06/nato-on-the-boardwalk-allies-chill-out-at-afghan-base.html

AFGHANISTAN: ‘Shift needed’ in Afghan combat “ War Victims Monitor
By warvictims
Speaking during a visit to a new US marine base in southern Helmand province, Gen McChrystal said that US and Nato troops must make a“cultural shift” from conventional warfare to protecting Afghan civilians. …
warvictims.wordpress.com/2009/06/25/
afghanistan-shift-needed-in-afghan-combat/

News | The Independent UK – More US troops to end Afghan stalemate
By The Independent
The “security”, provided by NATO in Afghanistan, is doublespeak. It is to secure that country for our benefit that NATO is operational. The civilians there are bombed, herded into camps and subject to brutal military law (by NATO). …
news.independentminds.livejournal.com/3238490.html

cryptogon.com “ Archives “ Full Spectrum Dominance: Totalitarian …
By Kevin
Methods included control of propaganda, use of NGOs for regime change, Color Revolutions to advance NATO eastwards, and a vast array of psychological and economic warfare techniques. They even used ‘save the gorilla’ organizations in …
cryptogon.com/?p=9445

US sharpens focus on Afghanistan
Boston Globe – United States
By Farah Stockman ISAF HEADQUARTERS, KABUL – US Army General John Craddock, NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander, is leaving his post in an upbeat mood: …
www.boston.com/news/world/middleeast/
articles/2009/06/25/us_sharpens_focus_on_afghanistan

NATO Gains Weight
The National Interest Online – Washington,DC,USA
NATO has become the worst example of America’s junior-high foreign policy. Washington and its more traditional allies have welcomed a succession of new …
www.nationalinterest.org/Article.aspx?id=21746

NATO Tweets Too
Fast Company – USA
But did you know that NATO, the global military machine, Twitters too? Check out NATO’s main feed at Twitter here. It’s a real mixture of news: Job …
www.fastcompany.com/blog/kit-eaton/technomix
/nato-tweets-too-twitter-gets-really-serious

NATO’s Asian summit in Russia’s ‘back yard’
euronews – France
NATO is holding its first conference in Kazakhstan, a central Asian state traditionally within Russia’s sphere of influence. …
www.euronews.net/2009/06/25/nato-s
-asian-summit-in-russia-s-back-yard/

EU-RussiaCentre.org
By Eugenia Vesanto
The EU-Russia Centre (EU-RC) is an independent information and expertise resource for anyone interested in modern Russia and the future of EU-Russia relations.
www.eu-russiacentre.org/news/nato-expan
sion-impossible-future-russian-envoy.html

THE TENSION: Rodriguez Assumes New Afghanistan Post
By Steven Moyer
He’ll serve in that capacity on an interim basis as NATO officials set up a new intermediate command that Rodriguez will head in the alliance’s International Security Assistance Force to oversee day-to-day military operations. …
thetension.blogspot.com/2009/06/rodrig
uez-assumes-new-afghanistan-post.html

Thinking about rifles “ Gun Nuts Media
By Caleb
Now, what I’d really like would be for the gun to accept NATO magazines. A bolt action .223 that feeds from standard AR style magazines would be the berries for a defensive carry rifle. Since everyone seems to be talking about how the …
gunnuts.net/2009/06/25/thinking-about-rifles/

World News: Half a thousand Georgian soldiers go to Afghanistan.
By refohobia
Georgia, like AFP, has experience in military cooperation with NATO – since 2003, two thousand Georgian troops were in the composition of the coalition forces in Iraq, but were pulled back to Georgia during the conflict with Russia in …
aworld-news.blogspot.com/2009/06/half
-thousand-georgian-soldiers-go-to.html

Scrap Book – Doco – Documentation – Media Snippets: CIA invovled …
By u2r2h
Palermo disclosed that large quantities of sophisticated NATO weaponry— including machine guns, Leopard tanks and U.S.-built Cobra assault helicopters — were smuggled from Western Europe to countries in the Middle East during the …
u2r2h-documents.blogspot.com/2009/06/
cia-invovled-in-pope-assassination.html

Afghanistan Conflict Monitor: Georgia To Join NATO Forces In …
By Human Security Report Project
‘Georgia To Send 500 Troops To Afghanistan In 2010', Reuters India, 23 June 2009 EXCERPT: “Georgia plans to send 500 peacekeeping troops to Afghanistan in 2010 in addition to 100 it is dispatching this year to serve alongside NATO-led …
www.afghanconflictmonitor.org/2009/06/
georgia-to-join-nato-forced-in-afghanistan.html

NATO on the boardwalk: allies chill out at Afghan base
Reuters India – Mumbai,India
Welcome to Kandahar Air Field, or KAF, the most cosmopolitan NATO base ever assembled inside a combat zone, where troops from a host of countries relax…
in.reuters.com/article/southAsiaNews/idINIndia-40595520090625

Kyrgyzstan Ratifies US Base Accord
New York Times – United States
… to allow the United States to maintain operations at an airport that has become a key support base and transit hub for NATO forces in Afghanistan. …
www.nytimes.com/2009/06/26/world/europe/26base.html?ref=world

NATO chief says Central Asia must decide on ties
Reuters AlertNet – London,England,UK
ASTANA, June 25 (Reuters) – Central Asian countries must decide for themselves how much cooperation they want with NATO, the Western military alliance’s …
www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/LP176671.htm

NATO, Russia look to improve ties after Georgia war
AFP
BRUSSELS (AFP) — NATO and Russia hold their highest-level talks this weekend since relations broke down over last year’s war in Georgia, aiming to focus on …
www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/
ALeqM5gnnIqo96QOiQ1d0unWoAPvYLs0PA

Kyrgyz parliament approves US base deal
Reuters – USA
In exchange, the United States agreed to pay $180 million to Kyrgyzstan for the use of the Manas air base, a key refuelling point for US aircraft in NATO …
www.reuters.com/article/latestCrisis/idUSLP157909

NATO, Russia Tensions Flare At Security Summit
NASDAQ – New York,New York,USA
Russia’s ambassador to NATO, Dmitry Rogozin, stole the limelight at the annual Euro Atlantic Partnership Conference, when he compared NATO to a man courting …
www.nasdaq.com/aspx/stock-market-news-story.aspx?storyid=
200906250537dowjonesdjonline000456&title=natorussia-tensions
-flare-at-security-summit

Afghanistan – Afghan, Nato operation kills 23 militants: Afghan …
AP KABUL: Afghan soldiers backed by troops from the Nato-led international force stormed a militant stronghold in southern Afghanistan, killing 23 insurgents, an Afghan army general said Wednesday. …
globalnewsblog.com/blog/2009/06/25/afghanistan-afghan
-nato-operation-kills-23-militants-afghan-general-dawn/

Taliban could move from Afghanistan: NATO chief – Pakistan Defence …
By abdulrafi
Taliban could move from Afghanistan: NATO chief * Experts concerned violence in Afghanistan, Pakistan can spread to Central Asia ASTANA: NATO forces.
www.defence.pk/forums/world-affairs/28763-
taliban-could-move-afghanistan-nato-chief.html

The kinder, gentler occupation?
All of this explains why Afghan civilians, whose lives are worse now than when the Taliban government was overthrown in 2001, are turning against the NATO occupation at a quickening pace. NATO forces are concentrating more on offensive …
rinf.com/alt-news/war-terrorism/the-kinder-gentler-occupation/5969/

‘Shift needed’ in Afghan combat
BBC News – UK
The new commander of US and Nato-led troops in Afghanistan has said troops must shift from conventional warfare to protecting Afghan civilians. …
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/8118013.stm

NATO’s further expansion unlikely – Russia’s NATO envoy
ITAR-TASS – Moscow,Russia
ASTANA, June 25 (Itar-Tass) – Russia’s NATO envoy Dmitry Rogozin believes that further expansion of the North-Atlantic Alliance is unlikely. …
www.itar-tass.com/eng/level2.html?NewsID=14087752&PageNum=0

US General Says Troops Need New View of Aghan War
ABC News – USA
Stanley McChrystal said that US and other NATO troops must make a “cultural shift” away from being a force designed for high intensity combat and instead …
www.abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory?id=7923764

Obama, Merkel to meet under cloud of disagreement
The Associated Press
The Germans probably will stand pat on their refusal to increase troop strength significantly to the NATO mission in Afghanistan. …
www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5i
kxI_ObUm2DtJ0fPVcWOl4ta9-ZgD991I4380

Kyrgyz parliament approves US base deal
Reuters – USA
The United States has agreed to pay $180 million to Kyrgyzstan to keep open the Manas air base, a key refuelling point for US aircraft in NATO operations …
www.reuters.com/article/worldNews/idUSTRE55O1DP20090625

Helmand ‘not a losing campaign’
BBC News – UK
They will go to the southern province of Helmand, which has seen an increase in insurgency and has the highest rate of attacks on Nato-led forces anywhere …
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/8117988.stm

Obama, Merkel to meet under cloud of disagreement, fence-mending …
By Steven R. Hurst
He said the United States did not consult its NATO partners when Obama decided to replace Gen. David McKiernan with Gen. Stanley McChrystal as commander of the U.S.-led NATO operation in Afghanistan. “The way the McChrystal appointment …
blog.taragana.com/n/obama-merkel-to-meet-under-cloud-of-
disagreement-fence-mending-seen-as-outcome-91544/

Pakistan Politics: Q&A: Militancy in Afghanistan and Pakistan
By noreply@blogger.com (Pakistan Pal)
Q&A: Militancy in Afghanistan and Pakistan – For much of the last decade Nato forces in Afghanistan and Pakistani troops in the north-west of their country have been fighting Taliban and al-Qaeda mili… 18 hours ago …
pakistanpal.blogspot.com/2009/06/q-
militancy-in-afghanistan-and-pakistan.html

Carrots, Not Sticks, Can Stop Israel’s Settlement Growth …
By Mitchell Bard
3) Admit Israel to NATO. Israel’s army could contribute to the alliance and the alliance could all but eliminate the Iranian threat because it would force the Iranians to abandon the idea they can win a nuclear war with Israel. …
www.britannica.com/blogs/2009/06/carrots-
not-sticks-can-stop-israels-settlement-growth/

Terrorism and Insurgency – Andy Worthington: Judge Orders Release …
Afghan soldiers backed by troops from the NATO-led international force stormed a militant stronghold in southern Afghanistan, killing 23 insurgents, an Afghan army general said Wednesday. 23 rebels killed in Afghan, NATO operation: …
globalnewsblog.com/blog/2009/06/24/terrorism-and-insurgency-
andy-worthington-judge-orders-release-from-guantanamo-of-al-
qaeda-torture-victim-the-huffington-post/

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