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6 months 3 weeks ago

NATO agrees to a create rapid response force

NEWPORT, Wales (AP) - NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen says the alliance's leaders have agreed to create a rapid response force to address the threat of aggression from Russia. Rasmussen says the force will include several thousand land troops ready to deploy within just a few days. He says the...

2 years 10 months ago

Men in Afghan police uniforms kill 2 NATO troops

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - NATO and Afghan officials say that two of the coalition service members killed in the country's south were gunned down by men dressed in Afghan police uniforms. There were conflicting reports, however, as to whether the assailants in Saturday's shooting in Helmand province were members of...

3 years 5 months ago

American NATO troops killed

Thirteen NATO troops have been killed when a suicide bomber attacked a NATO convoy. We now know they were all American. It happened early today when a suicide bomber rammed a van packed with explosives into a NATO convoy. Afghan officials had said earlier that four Afghans, including...

3 years 7 months ago

Official: NATO helicopter apparently shot down

WASHINGTON (AP) - A senior administration official says the helicopter that crashed Saturday carrying 31 U.S. special operations forces and seven Afghan soldiers was apparently shot down by insurgents in Afghanistan. It was the highest number of American casualties recorded in a single incident in the decade-long war. The...

3 years 10 months ago

Deadly day in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - It's a deadly day in Afghanistan. Four NATO soldiers and five Afghans have died and five Italian soldiers have been injured, one gravely. Two NATO troops were killed in a bomb attack in the east and one died when a helicopter made a hard landing in...

4 years 9 months ago

4 Americans killed when helicopter shot down

Four American servicemembers were killed Wednesday when their helicopter was shot down by enemy fire in Afghanistan's Helmand province, U.S. military officials told NBC News. Taliban spokesman Qari Yousef Ahmadi claimed responsibility on behalf of the insurgents, saying militants shot down the helicopter with two rockets. Helmand provincial...

5 years 2 months ago

3 American troops die in Afghanistan

NATO has raised the number of service members killed in Afghanistan to six, including three Americans. That makes Monday the deadliest day for the international force in more than two months, underscoring warnings that casualties will increase as more foreign troops stream into the country and step up efforts against...

5 years 2 months ago

U.S. service member killed in Afghanistan

NATO says a U.S. service member has been killed by a roadside bomb in eastern Afghanistan. Roadside bomb use by Afghanistan's insurgents has risen sharply. Last year, about 40 percent of all U.S. military deaths in Afghanistan were due to the bombs.

5 years 3 months ago

NATO allies pledge up to 7,000 troops

NATO says its 28 member nations and 15 partner countries have confirmed pledges for nearly 7,000 additional troops to serve alongside the 30,000 reinforcements committed to Afghanistan by President Barack Obama. NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen says in a statement that there are strong indications that some nations may pledge...

5 years 3 months ago

Clinton seeks allied for Afghan war effort

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has been attending a NATO foreign ministers meeting to make her pitch for the new U.S. war plan for Afghanistan. The meeting comes as the alliance's top official predicts a "new momentum" for the Afghanistan war effort in 2010. Clinton has told reporters traveling...

5 years 6 months ago

Clinton counters critics of Obama missile defense

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is defending the administration's new approach to missile defense in Europe, saying it will enhance protection of the U.S. and its NATO allies. In a speech at the Brookings Institution, Clinton disputed critics who assert that President Barack Obama will leave Europe more vulnerable...

5 years 6 months ago

NATO proposes link with Russia's missile defense

NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen has urged the Western alliance and Russia to consider linking their defensive missile systems. He says NATO and Russia have a shared interest in combatting the proliferation of intercontinental ballistic missile technology in other countries. In his speech Friday, Fogh Rasmussen says, "If...

5 years 6 months ago

US to adjust European missile defense plan

The Pentagon says the Obama administration is making a "major adjustment" to a European missile defense plan that has been an irritant in relations with Russia. Pentagon spokesman Geoff Morrell says the plan has been changed to better protect U.S. forces and allies in Europe from Iranian missile attacks. Earlier...

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