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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.

President Donald Trump rattled some...

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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.”

At the same...

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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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Turkey Purge Continues: 15,200 Teachers Fired, Deans Asked to Leave

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, July 19, 2016 at 4:30pm 7/19/2016 at 4:30pm

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan continues to purge those allegedly involved in the failed coup on Friday. Today, the Education Ministry sacked 15,200 teachers, canceled 21,000 licenses at private schools, and asked deans at universities to leave:

“Our ministry is carrying out extensive efforts aimed at public personnel in central and rural...

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EU: Turkey Prepared Purge List Before Failed Coup

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, July 18, 2016 at 1:30pm 7/18/2016 at 1:30pm

European Union commissioner Johannes Hahn told the media he believes President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan made his purge list before the coup:

“It looks at least as if something has been prepared. The lists are available, which indicates it was prepared and to be used at a certain stage,” Hahn said.

“I’m very concerned....

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Obama Wants NATO to Remain Tough With Russia, Promises 1,000 Troops

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, July 8, 2016 at 4:30pm 7/8/2016 at 4:30pm

President Barack Obama wants NATO to “stand firm” against Russia until the Kremlin has fully complied with ceasefire agreements in east Ukraine.

He also promised 1,000 troops to Poland for extra security:

“In Warsaw, we must reaffirm our determination — our duty under Article 5 of the North Atlantic Treaty — to defend...

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NATO Plans Unity, Baltic Force at Warsaw Summit

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

NATO will meet in Warsaw to show unity against Russia and approve a Baltic force, but the Brexit referendum could take center stage as some believe a weaker European Union means a weaker NATO.

Poland always wanted a NATO summit, especially since Russia has flexed its muscles. But unfortunately, the Brexit referendum...

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Russia Builds Military Presence on Border as NATO Engages in Large War Games

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, June 7, 2016 at 4:30pm 6/7/2016 at 4:30pm

Russia has moved soldiers to their border with Ukraine as NATO launches the largest war games in Eastern Europe since the Cold War went to sleep over 20 years ago.

From Reuters:

A Reuters reporter who visited the Russian town of Klintsy, about 50 km (30 miles) from Ukraine, saw a makeshift army...

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EU Referendum: Britain will be forced to join EU Army if ‘Remain Campaign’ wins, says UK Minister

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, June 2, 2016 at 10:00am 6/2/2016 at 10:00am

According to UK Armed Forces Minister Penny Mordaunt, Britain must join a European Union Army under Brussels’s direct command if the country stays within the EU. The ominous revelation comes as British voters are heading towards a historic ‘in-out’ referendum on June 23. What could only be described as cynical manoeuvring, EU bosses...

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Portuguese Officials Searching For Other NATO Moles

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, May 26, 2016 at 4:00pm 5/26/2016 at 4:00pm

Portuguese intelligence officers have decided to search for other moles after they discovered one of their own passed NATO secrets to Russia.

Italian police arrested Frederico Carvalhão, a senior officer in Portugal’s SIS intelligence service, along with an alleged Russian SVR intelligence agent. However, SIS believe others helped Carvalhão extract confidential and...

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U.S., Poland Officially Break Ground On New Missile Defense Site

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, May 14, 2016 at 6:00pm 5/14/2016 at 6:00pm

The United States and Poland have broken ground on the site of the new defense missile site, which will probably anger Mother Russia. But what else is new?

Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work tried to assure by reminding them the site will only protect NATO members:

“Today we stand at a strategic inflection...

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