NATO Newslinks 29 April, 2010: Brussels to host Georgia- NATO talks

Nato ‘kills Afghan MP relative’
BBC News
A prominent Afghan MP says Nato troops stormed her home and shot dead one
of her relatives in an overnight raid. Safia Siddiqi, who was not home at
the time …
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/8651465.stm

Is Karzai Heading For The End Game?
Foreign Policy Journal
by Shahid R. Siddiqi During the last few weeks a barrage of criticism for
the West, NATO, and the United Nations has poured out of Kabul. …
www.foreignpolicyjournal.com/2010/04/29/is-karzai-heading-for-the-end-game/

The McChrystal Afghanistan PowerPoint slide: can you do any better?
The Guardian (blog)
Gen Stanley McChrystal, leader of American and NATO forces in Afghanistan,
was shown a PowerPoint slide in Kabul last summer meant to portray the
complexity …
www.guardian.co.uk/news/datablog/2010/apr/29/mcchrystal-afghanistan-powerpoint-slide

NATO summit: “Not rational enough’
OpEdNews
In another echo of that war — Hitler’s siege of Leningrad — NATO
cold-bloodedly chose Tallinn, Estonia, a stone’s throw from St Petersburg,

www.opednews.com/articles/NATO-summit—Not-rational-by-Eric-Walberg-100426-244.html

NATO Chief Wants Countries to Develop Areas of Expertise
DefenseNews.com (subscription)
By JULIAN HALE BRUSSELS – NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen has
called for alliance countries to focus on specialized areas of expertise
rather …
www.defensenews.com/story.php?i=4602178&c=EUR&s=TOP

Pentagon says instability in Afghanistan has ‘leveled off’
Washington Post
In fact, polling of Afghan civilians by the US and NATO military command
indicates that President Obama’s new strategy for the war has not done much
to …
www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/04/28/AR2010042805747.html

NATO and Russia Step Up Their Efforts to Counter Air Terrorism
eNews Park Forest
NATO and Russia have begun a testing phase of a joint system for air
traffic coordination. This will be the first NATO-Russia system of this
kind to be …
www.enewspf.com/index.php/latest-news/latest-national/16056-nato-and-russia-step-up-their-efforts-to-counter-air-terrorism

All Balkan countries should join NATO, Rasmussen says
People’s Daily Online
NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said on Thursday that all
Balkan countries should join the alliance as they belong to the
Euro-Atlantic …
english.people.com.cn/90001/90777/90856/6968114.html

Safety lies in numbers: NATO partners and NORAD units
TheChronicleHerald.ca
We have NORAD, NATO, the United Nations and treaties. But are military
alliances not useless? What good is the UN organization when it regularly
gets tied …
thechronicleherald.ca/Opinion/1179755.html

Agreement on Black Sea Fleet not to affect Kiev’s ties with NATO
ITAR-TASS
KIEV, April 28 (Itar-Tass) – NATO believes a new agreement between Ukraine
and Russia on the Russian Black Sea Fleet will not influence Kiev’ s
relations …
www.itar-tass.com/eng/level2.html?NewsID=15075979&PageNum=0

NATO helps fight corruption in defence establishments
ISRIA (registration)
On 30 April, NATO will launch the publication “Building Integrity and
Reducing Corruption in Defence Compendium of Best Practices” at NATO
Headquarters in …
www.isria.com/pages/29_April_2010_140.php

Brussels to host Georgia- NATO talks
Trend News Agency
Senior military officials of Georgia and NATO will hold consultations in
Brussels May 5, NATO Spokesman James Appathurai said today. …
en.trend.az/news/politics/foreign/1678821.html

“A Nuclear Weapons Free NATO”
FAS Strategic Security Project (blog)
By Hans M. Kristensen While NATO struggles with whether and how it can
discuss the future of nuclear weapons in the alliance, the Obama
administration …
www.fas.org/blog/ssp/2010/04/nukefreenato.php

Georgia to Help NATO Combat Terrorism at Sea
eNews Park Forest
Signature of the TMOU is an important step forward in NATO-Georgia
cooperation as the agreement defines the modalities of Border Police of
Georgia’s …
www.enewspf.com/index.php/latest-news/latest-national/16008-georgia-to-help-nato-combat-terrorism-at-sea

NATO Festival kicks off in Norfolk
WAVY-TV
(WAVY) – The Norfolk NATO Festival officially kicked off Wednesday morning
with a flag raising ceremony at NATO’s Headquarters, Supreme Allied
Commander …
www.wavy.com/dpp/military/NATO-Festival-kicks-off-in-Norfolk

NATO Declassified
NATO Community
Title: NATO Declassified Relive the first ten years of NATO history. With
the end of the Second World War, see how this collective defense
organization was …
www.youtube.com/watch?v=LcrRSMltENk

Latvian Parliament Approves New Foreign Minister
RTT News
Ronis, 41, who has previously served as the Baltic country’s Ambassador to
the United Nations and NATO, has already made it clear that he would serve
as …
www.rttnews.com/Content/PoliticalNews.aspx?Id=1285907&SM=1

Debt-strapped Greece vows deeper defense cuts
CanadianBusiness.com
Greece remains at odds with neighbor and NATO ally Turkey over the divided
island of Cyprus and boundaries in the Aegean Sea but has improved ties
over the …
www.canadianbusiness.com/markets/market_news/article.jsp?content=D9FCOR6O0

NATO says RF new military doctrine balanced document aimed at cooperation
ITAR-TASS
BRUSSELS, April 28 (Itar-Tass) — NATO considers Russia’s new military
doctrine a balanced document aimed at cooperation, the alliance’s spokesman
James …
www.itar-tass.com/eng/level2.html?NewsID=15075997&PageNum=0

The Dangers of Nuclear Disarmament
Project Syndicate
When one pole of nuclear deterrence weakened, due to Russia’s political
decline in the 1990’s, NATO, a defensive union of democratic and peaceful
states, …
www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/karaganov14

NATO Nations discuss multinational funding for Integrated Command and Control …
defpro
18:42 GMT, April 28, 2010 NC3A Brussels and The Hague | On 19 and 20 April,
8 NATO Nations met at the NATO C3 Agency (NC3A) in The Hague, Netherlands,

www.defpro.com/news/details/14855/

Missiles on Sikorski’s Washington agenda
thenews.pl
Patriot missiles, NATO and relations with Iran and Russia as well as
possibly the issue of visas for Polish citizens travelling to the US, are
topics that …
www.thenews.pl/international/artykul130596_missiles-on-sikorskis-washington-agenda.html

Pieter Jan Wolthers: I would like to see this country develop into a …
proUA.com
KW: The Netherlands was against giving Kyiv the NATO MAP (membership action
plan). Why? What factors were decisive here? PJW: I am a bit surprised by
how …
en.proua.com/pulse_of_week/in_person/2010/04/29/155238.html

Malalai Joya
TIME
I hope in time she comes to see the US and NATO forces in her country as
her allies. She must use her notoriety, her demonstrated wit and her
resilience to …
www.time.com/time/specials/packages/article/0,28804,1984685_1984949_1985238,00.html

Lavrov to defend European security treaty at PACE session
RIA Novosti
… and Russia published a draft of the treaty on November 29, 2009,
sending copies to heads of state and international organizations, including
NATO. …
en.rian.ru/russia/20100429/158795098.html

U.N. Security Council Proposes Tribunals To Prosecute Pirates
Thaindian.com
In the resolution, the UNSecurity Council also recognized the work that was
done by the European Union, NATO and others in bringing the piracy suspects
to …
www.thaindian.com/newsportal/world/un-security-council-proposes-tribunals-to-prosecute-pirates_100355942.html

Turkey and Croatia pledge support for Bosnia in Ankara talks
Today’s Zaman
The new pledge of support is likely to boost Bosnia and Herzegovina’s
chances for integration into Western institutions after a NATO decision
last week to …
www.todayszaman.com/tz-web/news-208780-100-turkey-and-croatia-pledge-support-for-bosnia-in-ankara-talks.html

NATO Leaders Visit Afghan Companies
NATO Training Mission-Afghanistan
By Capt. Tamara Gonzales, USA Leadership from Combined Security Transitions
Command-Afghanistan’s programs department and Security Assistance …
www.ntm-a.com/news/1-categorynews/550-nato-leaders-visit-afghan-companies

Taliban to Aggravate Violence By Means of Kandahar Blasts
Daily Political
All NATO is trying to do is, resolve some issues and restore the central
government authority, but Taliban militant groups responded to this
decision …
www.dailypolitical.com/politics/taliban-to-aggravate-violence-by-means-of-kandahar-blasts.htm

Latvia appoints new foreign minister
eTaiwan News
Aivis Ronis is a career diplomat who has served as Latvia’s ambassador to
NATO and the United States. He does not belong to any political party. …
www.etaiwannews.com/etn/news_content.php?id=1241110&lang=eng_news

Northrop Grumman Corporation Q1 2010 Earnings Call Transcript
Seeking Alpha (blog)
We are also pursuing NATO AGS, a $2 billion program to deploy Global Hawk’s
for NATO and other promising international targets. …
seekingalpha.com/article/201640-northrop-grumman-corporation-q1-2010-earnings-call-transcript
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NATO: Problems with No Solutions? | Atlantic Council
By James Joyner
NATO risks becoming a relic of the Cold War unless it finds a renewed sense
of solidarity and political will while framing its new Strategic Concept.
That’s the central message of STRATCON 2010: An Alliance for a Global
Century, …
www.acus.org/new_atlanticist/nato-problems-no-solutions

NATO and Estonia conclude agreement on cyber defence
By Pablo Edronkin
News related to entertainment, games, travel and fun for holidays and spare
moments.
www.andinia.com/b2evolution/index.php/news-entertainment/folklore-norms-customs/safety-security/nato-and-estonia-conclude-agreement-on-c

NATO troops raid Afghan MP’s home, kill relative (AFP) | N3WS LIVE
By admin
AFP – NATO-led troops raided the home of a prominent Afghan lawmaker
overnight, killing one of her relatives, local police and the MP said
Thursday.
www.n3wslive.com/nato-troops-raid-afghan-mps-home-kill-relative-afp

Allgedo.com “ Dowlad Gobaleedka Puntland iyo Saraakiisha ugu …
By mohamed2010
Wafdiga Puntland ka socday ee NATO lakulmay waxay ka koobnaayeen ilaa iyo 8
xubnood oo ka kala socday qaybaha kala gedisan ee Bulshada ku dhaqan
magaalooyinka waaweyn ee maamulkaasi. Gudoomiyaha Gobalka Nugaal Cabdi
Xirsi Cali Qarjab …
www.allgedo.com/2010/04/29/dowlad-gobaleedka-puntland-iyo-saraakiisha-ugu-saraysa-ciidanka-badda-nato-oo-kulan-ku-qaatay-magaalada-eyl-gobalka-nugaal/

NATOSource: President of Lithuania: 2010 Will Change the Face of NATO
By natosource
From NATO: As head of state I want to demonstrate that Lithuania is
engaging actively into the future discussions of NATO’s place in the world,
in global changing world. Why we are very, I will say, strongly
participating in discussions …
www.natosource.com/2010/04/president-of-lithuania-2010-will-change.html

The NATO Nuisance | Same Old Change
By JDavis
NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) has become nothing more than the
The Western Central Banking-Corporate Financial Hegemony Protection.
www.sameoldchange.com/2010/04/29/the-nato-nuisance/

Nato ‘kills Afghan MP relative’ | Inno Press | Up to date. Up to …
By BBC News
An Afghan MP says Nato troops shot dead one of her relatives when they
stormed her home in eastern Nangarhar province.
www.innopress.co.uk/2010/04/29/nato-kills-afghan-mp-relative/

Incident: NATO Agrees To Afghan Authority Transfer
By admin
Background: NATO states last weekend in Estonia agreed to a plan for the
transfer of security control and civil governance to Afghan authorities.
The transfer of powers should begin in November this year, but the issue is
still being …
www.isaintel.com/?p=387

Nato Signs Agreement to Use Aidmatrix Network® for Disaster Relief …
By admin
NATO Signs Agreement to Use Aidmatrix Network for Disaster Relief
Brussels, — NATO EADRCC and the Aidmatrix Foundation announced their.
www.manmadeearth.com/nato-signs-agreement-to-use-aidmatrix-network%C2%AE-for-disaster-relief

Hundreds protest death of Afghan lawmaker’s kin in NATO raid | HDLNR
By admin
The Western alliance doesn’t identify the victim, but says he refused
commands to drop a weapon. Hundreds of people shouting, Death to America!
protested in the streets of eastern Afghanistan on Thursday after a
nighttime military raid …
www.hdlnr.com/hundreds-protest-death-of-afghan-lawmakers-kin-in-nato-raid

David Icke: NATO Raid Kills Five Afghan Civilians
By Ne!l, of the Kerslake family
NATO claims militants were targeted in the attack. Locals, however, say all
the victims were civilians defending their homes. President Hamid Karzai
has called for a ban on night raids, but the US has rejected the call.’ …
crazationsicke.blogspot.com/2010/04/nato-raid-kills-five-afghan-civilians.html

Volcanic ash not affects NATO operations: chief “ In These New Times
By inthesenewtimes
NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said on Monday that the
alliance’s operations had not been negatively affected by volcanic ash from
Iceland, which has caused an unprecedented airspace shutdown in large parts
of Europe. …
inthesenewtimes.com/2010/04/28/volcanic-ash-not-affects-nato-operations-chief/

From NPR: ‘U.S Troops Fill NATO Training Gaps In Afghanistan …
By chr1
“The contingent is needed because other NATO countries still haven’t
fulfilled their pledges to send their own troops to train the Afghan army
and police.” In order for us to engage the locals, push back the Taliban,
and strengthen the …
chrisnavin.wordpress.com/2010/04/28/from-npr-u-s-troops-fill-nato-training-gaps-in-afghanistan/

Arab News Blog “ NATO troops raid Afghan MP’s home
By Arab News
NATO troops raid Afghan MP’s home. April 29th, 2010 Arab News Leave a
comment Go to comments. UPDATE 2: Security forces break-in prominent
lawmaker’s house, kill one relative during operation, police say. …
www.arabnewsblog.net/2010/04/29/nato-troops-raid-afghan-mps-home/

EU-RussiaCentre.org
By Milana M
Here is published an exclusive interview with Russia’s envoy to NATO
Dmitriy Rogozin. Dmitriy Rogozin talks about Russian Permanent Mission to
NATO, his work, NATO military exercise in the Baltic skies, Russia-Nato
relations. …
www.eu-russiacentre.org/news/dmitriy-rogozin-diplomat-aqualung.html

Afghan lawmaker’s relative killed in night raid, sending hundreds …
By Amir Shah
KABUL — NATO and Afghan forces raided a lawmaker’s home and fatally shot
the woman’s brother-in-law during a nighttime operation in eastern
Afghanistan, sending hundreds of people into the streets shouting “Death
to America! …
blog.taragana.com/politics/2010/04/29/afghan-lawmakers-relative-killed-in-night-raid-sending-hundreds-into-streets-to-protest-31820/

NATO chief wants Afghan handover this year – ABC News (Australian …
NATO secretary-general Anders Fogh Rassmussen says he expects the alliance
to begin handing over control of parts of Afghanistan to the Afghan people
later …
www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2010/04/24/2881848.htm

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