NATO Newslinks 7 June 2011: Gates Says NATO Forces Ready for Decisive Blow in Afghanistan

7 June 2011 —

Libya crisis: Tripoli hit by Nato air strikes
BBC News
Huge explosions have rocked the Libyan capital, Tripoli, during a series of air strikes by low-flying Nato jets. Some of the blasts appeared to strike close to the compound of Libyan leader Col Muammar Gaddafi. The attacks came as diplomatic pressure …

Gates Says NATO Forces Ready for Decisive Blow in Afghanistan
Voice of America
US Defense Secretary Robert Gates says US-led NATO forces in Afghanistan
are on track to deliver a “decisive blow” against the Taliban. Gates spoke
Tuesday in Kabul as he wrapped up a four-day trip to visit American troops
in southern and eastern …

NATO, Russia team up in anti-terror exercise
The Associated Press
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — NATO and Russia teamed up Tuesday to test their
ability to fight terrorism, using a military transport plane to simulate a
hijacking over Poland and sending in fighter planes to save it, an official
said. …

Russian envoy meets Libya rebels, Tripoli bombed
BENGHAZI, Libya — President Dmitry Medvedev’s envoy Mikhail Margelov was
Tuesday meeting with Libyan rebel leaders in the first trip by a top
Russian official to their stronghold, as NATO warplanes pounded the capital
Tripoli. “We have come to …

Syria, Yemen and Middle East unrest – live updates
The Guardian
Photograph: Khaled Abdullah/REUTERS 10.36am: Nato has again bombarded
Tripoli and this in daylight, according to AP. Low-flying NATO military
craft have struck the Libyan capital Tripoli in nine successive attacks.
The strikes Tuesday morning were rare …

Tough bargaining expected on NATO base reform
Khaleej Times
ISTANBUL/BRUSSELS – Turkey says it expects NATO to pick the Turkish western
city of Izmir for its future land forces’ command, but diplomats expect
tough bargaining this week by states that could lose bases in a
headquarters reform. …

Allies Struggle to Implement NATO’s Lisbon Summit Decisions
Second Line of Defense
The second decision was formally independent of the first — NATO could
agree to pool its efforts with those of the United States whether Russia
joined this effort or not. The main goal of US officials heading into the
Lisbon summit was to secure NATO …

NATO tackles cyber security at Tallinn meet
TALLINN – Three hundred global cyber experts gathered in Tallinn Tuesday
for a NATO Cyber Conflict conference focused on the legal and political
aspects of national and global Internet security amid a rise in attacks.
“The special focus at the …

Afghan bombs kill NATO service member
New York Post
AP KABUL, Afghanistan — An improvised bomb killed a NATO service member
yesterday in southern Afghanistan, the coalition said, a day after attacks
killed at least two other alliance troops. On Sunday, one NATO service
member was killed by a roadside …

Libya mission deserves debate
Montreal Gazette
Prime Minister Stephen Harper has promised that Parliament will this month
debate extending Canada’s involvement in the NATO-led mission in Libya. His
majority government rightly favours continuing the country’s deployment
there, and if he wants to …

Georgia: South Ossetia Tried to Bomb Tbilisi NATO Office
Georgia’s Interior Ministry says it stopped a terror plot, hatched by
Russian security forces in South Ossetia, to set off a bomb in Tbilisi’s
NATO liaison office. According to their account, it doesn’t seem that NATO
was a target per se, …

NATO air strikes targets Gaddafi compound
International Business Times
Low-flying NATO jets have reportedly conducted a rare daytime bombing
campaign on Tripoli, Libya, setting off huge explosions and also striking
the military barracks and compound of Moammar Gaddafi. Libyan state TV
reported that Gaddafi’s compound was …

NATO training chief says Afghan security forces growing
The NATO man in charge of training the Afghan forces who’ll replace US
troops says the number of soldiers and police in Afghanistan is growing
quickly, and they’re getting better at their jobs. Lieutenant General
William Caldwell says some 100000 …

US Navy cruiser anchors in Romania within NATO European missile shield project
RIA Novosti
MOSCOW, June 7 (RIA Novosti) – The US Navy cruiser Monterey anchored in the
Romanian southeastern Passenger Berth of the Port of Constanta on the Black
Sea within the NATO European missile shield project, Romania news agency
Actmedia said on Tuesday. …

NATO air strikes targete various sites around Tripoli
BEIJING, June 7 (Xinhuanet) — A series of NATO air strikes have targeted
various sites around Tripoli. A statement from the alliance confirmed
bombing runs on a range of military sites, including missile storage areas,
launchers, command and control …

NATO head lauds Saudi role in Yemen as Saleh vows to return home soon
Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen of NATO tells Al Arabiya TV that
Saudi Arabia can play a “constructive” role in Yemen. (File Photo) By
DINA AL-SHIBEEB Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen of NATO supported
the efforts of the Gulf Cooperation …

A Desperate Qaddafi Regime’s Unconvincing Propaganda
The Atlantic Wire
By Uri Friedman 10:02 AM ET Ever since foreign journalists arrived in
Tripoli at Muammar Qaddafi’s invitation, they’ve complained about the
Libyan regime fabricating evidence of civilian casualties from NATO
airstrikes—planting fake bloodstains on …

Libya: NATO Airstrikes in the Vicinity of Gaddafi’s Compound
International Business Times
K. Cameron Lau | Jun 07, 2011 | 1min:28sec VIDEO Libya: NATO Airstrikes
in the Vicinity of Gaddafi’s Compound. NATO airstrikes pounded military
compounds eleven times in the Libyan capital of Tripoli today in a rare
daytime operation, sending columns …

Senior NATO official calls for closer cooperation to fight new threats
People’s Daily Online
Closer cooperation among countries and organizations such as NATO and the
Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) is needed to
fight new threats like terrorism, proliferation, cyber crime and piracy,
NATO Deputy Secretary-general …

Britain, US seeking to appease Taliban
Tehran Times
This is while NATO Secretary General, Anders Fogh Rasmussen, has recently
announced the NATO mission in Afghanistan, which aimed at eradicating
al-Qaeda in the war-torn country, as accomplished. “It is of utmost
importance that we stay the course as …

Afghanistan unprepared for NATO pullout – Russian Security Council
RIA Novosti
NATO chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen said in May that foreign troops would
leave the country in a period between late June 2011-2014. “We agree that
Afghans need to take over the responsibility so that the military, secret
services and law enforcement …

Colonel, a Greenon grad, leads NATO division
Springfield News Sun
LaVon Purnell is serving as commander of NATO Communications Information
System Services Agency, Headquarters of Supreme Allied Transformation
sector, Norfolk, Va. NATO, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, helps to
look after Western security …

Bulgarian Frigate Returns Home After Successful Participation in NATO …
13:29 GMT, June 7, 2011 The crew of the Drazki Frigate of the Bulgarian
Navy has returned June 4th, accosting at Burgas Naval Base, after having
successfully taken part in the NATO Operation Unified Protector in support
of the arms embargo imposed on …

Boehner Cracks on War Powers Act
FrontPage Magazine
First, there is the “NATO viability” argument. Unarguably, it has been
NATO, not the UN, that has been the driving force for liberty and freedom
around the globe for the past sixty years, and the United States has always
been the leading light in NATO. …

NATO dumping radiation on Libyan civilians
NATO launched nearly 3200 attacks with depleted uranium bombs against
civilians in Libya. This is the denunciation of the special envoy of
Telesur, Rolando Segura. The total number of air strikes launched by the
Atlantic Alliance against Libya is over …

Human rights fact-finders show Libyan deaths, injuries not ‘propaganda’
In the CIA kick-started war on Libya, The New York Times report Monday by
John F. Burns, calling Libyan civilian casualties “propaganda,” does not
square with a series of WBAIX in-hospital interviews with civilian victim
survivors of US/NATO …

World Blog – Libyan defector may be providing NATO with target info
By World Blog
By Jim Maceda, NBC News Correspondent LONDON – Former Libyan foreign
minister Moussa Koussa, a close confidant of Moammar Gadhafi who defected
to the United Kingdom, may be providing information to NATO on high-value
targets within …

Libya Claims On NATO Strikes Can Be Absurd
By The Huffington Post News Editors
TRIPOLI, Libya — The small note in curly handwriting was quietly passed
by a medic to a foreign reporter in a Tripoli hospital. Its hastily
scrawled contents suggested that Libyan officials were lying when they said
a baby girl was …

NATO air strike targets Gaddafi’s intelligence headquarters | The …
By Agence France-Presse
TRIPOLI – NATO air raids targeted the military intelligence headquarters
of Moamer Kadhafi’s battered regime on Monday, ahead of a visit to Libya by
an envoy from Russia which has raised concerns about the scope of the
military campaign …

NATO warplanes hit Libya state broadcaster: ministry
By Andy Sennitt
NATO-led warplanes struck offices of the Libyan state broadcaster in the
capital Tripoli today, an information ministry official said. An AFP
correspondent also saw further damage to offices of Libya’s equivalent of
parliament, …

Rare daytime NATO airstrikes hit Libyan capital “ Artesia News
By admin
TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — Low-flying NATO military craft unleashed a
ferocious series of nearly 30 daytime airstrikes on Tripoli Thursday,
rattling the Libyan capital and sending plumes of smoke billowing above
leader Moammar Gadhafi’s …

NATO hits Kadhafi intelligence HQ –
TRIPOLI AFP – NATO air raids targeted the military intelligence
headquarters of Moamer Kadhafis battered regime on Monday, ahead of a visit
to Liby.

Updates on Libyan war/Stop NATO news: June 7, 2011 “ Stop NATO
By richardrozoff
Australian Defence Minister To Attend NATO/ISAF Defense Chiefs Meeting.
U.S. Warship Docks In Romania For NATO Missile Shield System. Romania: U.S.
Marines Conduct Drone Training For Combat Zone Use. Estonia: 300 Experts
Attend NATO …

Heavy day of NATO bombardment over Tripoli | Libya TV
By Libya TV
Explosions shook the capital today in what the Gaddafi government said were
NATO air strikes on military compounds in the capital, a day after
revolutionary forces drove Muammar Gaddafi’s forces out of a western town.

Gaddafi’s intelligence headquarters targeted by NATO air raids …
By Newstime Africa
The military intelligence headquarters of Muammar Gaddafi’s battered regime
was targeted by NATO air raids ahead of a visit to Libya by an envoy from
Russia which has raised concerns about the scope of the military campaign.

Update: NATO activities in Libya on June 5 | Atlantic Council
By Jorge Benitez
A total of 18 ships under NATO command are actively patrolling the Central
Mediterranean. 23 Vessels were hailed on 05 JUNE to determine destination
and cargo. 2 boardings (no denials) were conducted. A total of 1191 vessels
have been …

NATO targets Gaddafi communications | Top Stories | BigPond News
NATO air raids have targeted the communications of Muammar Gaddafi’s
battered regime in Libya.

The War on Libya : The Secret NATO Ground War : Infowars Ireland
By Infowars Ireland
Part 3 Part 1: The war on Libya and the coming imperial re-division of
Africa, 27 April 2011. Part 2: The War on Libya: The media misinformation.

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