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Lithuania Erects Border Fence Before Russian Exercises Begin

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at 6:00pm 6/6/2017 at 6:00pm
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Russia will begin military exercises in its exclave of Kaliningrad in September. As you all know, former Soviet Republics have been on their toes since Russia invaded Ukraine in 2014 and annexed Crimea. They’re all taking precautions to protect themselves from Russia, including Lithuania. From Reuters:

Lithuania has began constructing a two-meter...

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Montenegro Becomes Newest NATO Member

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, June 5, 2017 at 7:30pm 6/5/2017 at 7:30pm
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Montenegro has become the 29th member of NATO on Monday, defying Russia’s demands not to join. From RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty:

Montenegrin Foreign Minister Srdjan Darmanovic handed over the Balkan nation’s accession papers in a ceremony at the State Department’s ornate Treaty Room on June 5, making the country the 29th member of the North...

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Trump in Brussels: NATO Joins US-Led Coalition Against ISIS

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 8:30am 5/25/2017 at 8:30am
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President Donald Trump seems to have achieved a significant foreign policy aim ahead of his meeting with the leaders of 28 NATO member states. According to the reports in German media, France and Germany have formally agreed to join the US-led coalition against the Islamic State. “After sustained pressure from Washington,...

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Erdogan’s Thug Bodyguards Beat Up Protesters…in America

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at 8:30am 5/17/2017 at 8:30am
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President Donald Trump welcomed Turkish dictator president Recep Tayyip Erdogan to the White House Tuesday.

A group of protesters outside of the Turkish Embassy showed support for the groups that Erdogan regularly cracks down on in Turkey. Erdogan’s bodyguards did not appreciate this move and decided to pummel the protesters in broad...

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Suicide Bomber Kills 8 Near NATO Compound in Kabul

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at 3:00pm 5/3/2017 at 3:00pm
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A suicide bomber killed eight civilians in Kabul, Afghanistan, at a military convoy, located near the U.S. Embassy and NATO compound. Fox News reported:

U.S. Navy Capt. William K. Salvin, spokesman for the U.S. Forces-Afghanistan, said a coalition convoy was targeted by an improvised explosive device at about 8 a.m. local time....

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NATO reschedules meeting so Tillerson can attend

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, March 24, 2017 at 6:06pm 3/24/2017 at 6:06pm

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson received a lot of unnecessary heat when the department revealed he could not attend a quarterly meeting due to conflicts with a visit from the Chinese president…NOT for a trip to Moscow as the media led people to believe.

NATO and the State Department have rescheduled the...

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Russia, Russia, Russia! No, Tillerson isn’t Skipping NATO for Russia

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at 8:30am 3/22/2017 at 8:30am

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson received massive backlash when the media reported he planned to skip a formal NATO meeting on April 5-6, but kept his Moscow trip in mid-April. A Secretary of State has only missed a formal meeting twice in the past 21 years.

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EU Sets Up Unified Military Headquarters

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at 11:30am 3/7/2017 at 11:30am
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‘Never believe anything until it has been officially denied,’ they use to say in days of the Soviet Union. Today, the same is apparently true for the European Union. After years of official denials, E.U. has announced its plans to build a unified military command in the Belgian city of Brussels — a...

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Pence Backs NATO, Shows Total Support for Ukraine

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, February 18, 2017 at 6:00pm 2/18/2017 at 6:00pm

Vice President Mike Pence attended the Munich Security Conference in Germany where he told Europe that America will stand behind its NATO allies. Pence also met with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko to assure him that America remains committed to Ukraine and that Russia upholds the Minsk Agreement.

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Tillerson Meets With Russian Counterpart as Mattis Says No to Russia

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, February 16, 2017 at 6:00pm 2/16/2017 at 6:00pm

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson met with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov during a trip to Germany. Tillerson said the U.S. will only “work with Russia when mutual cooperation is beneficial.” He promised to put American interests first, though, if the two countries “do not see eye to eye.”

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Mattis Assures NATO That U.S. Stands Behind Its Allies

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at 11:30am 2/15/2017 at 11:30am

Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis has told America’s NATO allies that President Donald Trump’s administration stands behind its allies. However, he also reiterated that other members must step up in costs:

“It’s a fair demand that all who benefit from the best defense in the world carry their proportionate share of the...

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Senators Promise NATO Nations America Will Not Abandon Them

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, December 28, 2016 at 7:30pm 12/28/2016 at 7:30pm

U.S. senators have traveled to NATO nations to perform their typical lip service, promising America stands behind the organization and the nations involved. NATO nations have grown concerned over America’s role since Donald Trump won the election in November:

“I am convinced and certain that our relations, and the American relationship with...

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Russia Blames NATO, Turkey Blames Exiled Cleric for Ambassador Assassination

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, December 20, 2016 at 1:00pm 12/20/2016 at 1:00pm

Turkish special forces police officer Meviut Mert Alintas, 22, assassinated the Russian ambassador to Turkey on Monday during the opening of a gallery in Ankara. He shouted things about Aleppo, Syria, before cops took him down. Motives immediately swirled around, but I remained interested in who Russia and Turkey blamed. Once...

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Turkey Government Rails Against the West For Supporting Failed Coup

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, August 2, 2016 at 1:30pm 8/2/2016 at 1:30pm

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has continued his rhetoric that the West had a hand in the failed coup three weeks ago.

Why is all of this important? Turkey is still a member of NATO and the U.S. uses their base to strike ISIS in Syria. He said:

“The West is supporting terrorism...

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Turkey: Ambassador Purge Next, Reports of Detainees Being Raped, Tortured

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, July 25, 2016 at 4:00pm 7/25/2016 at 4:00pm

Turkey continues to purge people after a failed coup two weeks ago. Authorities said ambassadors are next while Amnesty International reported authorities have raped and tortured the detainees already behind bars.

Turkey blames the Gülen Movement and have said everyone purged has connections to the group. Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu said they...

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Turkey Parliament Approves Three Month Emergency

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, July 21, 2016 at 2:30pm 7/21/2016 at 2:30pm

The Turkish parliament has formally approved a three month state of emergency after a failed coup last Friday. President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan promises its needed to protect Turkey’s democracy:

“The aim is to rapidly and effectively take all steps needed to eliminate the threat against democracy, the rule of law and the...

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Erdogan Reaches Out to Obama About Extraditing Gulen

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at 1:00pm 7/20/2016 at 1:00pm

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has reached out to President Barack Obama about extraditing Fethullah Gülen, who he blames for the failed coup on Friday. The White House said:

“The president made clear to President Erdogan that the United States doesn’t support terrorists and doesn’t support individuals who conspired to overthrow a...

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