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« Responder #30 em: Março 31, 2005, 01:39:54 pm »
Air Policing Mission in the Baltic States to be Taken Over by Dutch Troops
 
 
(Source: Lithuanian Ministry of Defence; issued March 30, 2005)
 
 
 On Thursday, 31 March a rotation of NATO forces engaged in an air-policing mission in the Baltic States is scheduled to take place.  
 
Norwegians troops who are completing their mission in Lithuania will be replaced by troops from the Dutch Royal Air Force. The first two out of four Dutch aircraft fighters F-16 landed at Zokniai on 30 March. On 31 March, the second pair of the Dutch fighters will land at the Lithuanian Air Forces Base in Zokniai, where a mission handover ceremony is also scheduled to take place.  
 
The rotation ceremony will be attended by Chief of General Staff of the Lithuanian Ministry of National Defence, Brigadier General Vitalijus Vaiksnoras, Commander of the Lithuanian Air Force, Colonel Jonas Marcinkus, Commander of the Norwegian Royal Air Force, Major General Arnvid Brage L?vbukten, Commander of the Lithuanian Air Force Airbase, Lieutenant Colonel Art?ras Balynas.  
 
Four Norwegian officers who are completing mission in Lithuania will be conferred on commemorative medals of the Lithuanian Air Force. The medals will be conferred on Commander the Norwegian Detachment, Colonel Ingard Moe, Major Martin Tesli, Captains Eirik Lundemo and Hans Magnussen.  
 
The Dutch contingent consisting of some 50 troops will be deployed for a three-month mission at Zokniai Airbase.  
 
After three months in July the Dutch Air Force detachment will be replaced by German Air Force pilots.  
 
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« Responder #31 em: Abril 14, 2005, 09:03:32 pm »
Meet Focuses on NATO-EU Defense Efforts
 
 
(Source: Deutsche Welle German radio; issued April 13, 2005)
 
 
 A conference on European security has opened in Berlin. It's focusing on ways to effectively strengthen European defense efforts with a view to improving joint missions in crisis areas on the continent and elsewhere.  
 
The two-day conference in Berlin has drawn high-ranking politicians, NATO officials and EU defense experts and aims to highlight efforts to further harmonize defense cooperation within the North Atlantic Alliance and the EU's own defense initiatives.  
 
It's being held at a time when both the EU and NATO are in the process of building up rapid reaction forces, or battle groups, as European strategists prefer to call them. Both organizations are potentially drawing upon the same pools of soldiers which indicates that rivalry can never be ruled out.  
 
But in a bid to further heal transatlantic relations after the controversy over the US-led war in Iraq, assurances are being heard ever so often that the EU’s own security efforts are invariably intended to complement -- not duplicate or rival --NATO.  
 
"It would be totally wrong to view the development of European defense capabilities separately from advances within NATO," said Germany's Social Democrat Defense Minister, Peter Struck (photo). He added that both NATO and the European Union are currently making efforts to be better prepared for out-of-area missions in a bid to adapt to a fast changing security environment.  
 
"NATO must be open to reform"  
 
There can be no doubt whatsoever that in future NATO has to be the place where dialogue on transatlantic security strategies must be intensified, Struck added. "The alliance has to be open for reform," Struck added.  
 
This is what German chancellor Gerhard Schröder demanded at a recent security conference in Munich, and his words are being taken seriously by NATO leaders.  
 
Struck’s message to the conference was taken up by Alessandro Minuto Rizzo, deputy secretary-general of NATO. He made it clear that it had been wrong to try and sweep different threat perception levels on both sides of the Atlantic under the carpet and demanded that a fresh initiative be made to debate security strategies more openly within NATO.  
 
"We need to understand that NATO is not only a forum for action. We must also understand that it’s a forum for debate," said Minuto Rizzo. "During the Iraq controversy, NATO was manifestly under-utilized as a consultative forum, and we paid a high price for that," he said. "I’m confident that we’ve learned our lesson. If we want to preserve NATO as a central framework for effective multilateralism, we must engage in multilateral debate."  
 
Focus on rapid response forces  
 
Defense minister Struck said it would be in the interest of all to see the European Union reinforce its own military capabilities alongside those of NATO.  
 
He pointed to the EU’s successful peace-keeping operations in Bosnia-Herzegovina and parts of Africa. He announced that Germany would be willing to contribute 50 military observers to the 250-strong EU contingent to become active in Sudan soon.  
 
The chairman of NATO’s military committee, General Harald Kujat, himself German, left Mr Struck’s remarks uncommented and focused on the capabilities of NATO’s future rapid response forces instead.  
 
"A great proportion of the alliance’s forces will need to be deployable well away from their own territories and have the flexibility to switch rapidly between war fighting and peace keeping," Kujat said. "Future forces must be more capable of operating within a networked environment. There will be a greater need for specialist skills in areas such as engineering, communications, special operations, civil-military cooperation, logistics, medical services and intelligence."  
 
More money needed  
 
Several speakers complained about EU defense programs being gravely underfinanced.  
 
They noted that the 16 European NATO member countries together currently spend only $200 million on defense capabilities annually -- which amounts to only half of the US defense budget.  
 
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« Responder #32 em: Abril 22, 2005, 03:52:42 pm »
NATO, Russia Military Cooperation Pact (Apr. 22)
 
 
(Source: Radio Netherlands; issued Apr. 21, 2005)
 
 
 The conference of NATO members, currently taking place in the Lithunanian capital, Vilnius, has seen the conclusion of a military cooperation agreement between the military alliance and Russia.  
 
The deal - hailed as a milestone by NATO Secretary-General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer - will make it easier to hold joint military exercises and for NATO troops and Russian forces to cross each other's territory. It now requires the approval of the Russian parliament.  
 
Speaking at the conference, a senior NATO official said the alliance has no desire at the moment to get involved in the Middle East peace process. However, he added that it is not ruling out the possibility that it may do so in the future.  
 
Ukraine's Foreign Minister Boris Tarasyuk was also at the NATO meeting, where he announced that his country hopes to join NATO within the next three years. He said Ukraine could contribute to greater stability and security in the region.  
 
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« Responder #33 em: Abril 28, 2005, 01:09:02 pm »
Signature of the Alliance Ground Surveillance (AGS) Contract
 
 
(Source: NATO; issued April 27, 2005)
 
 
 On Thursday, 28th April, 2005, a contract will be signed between the NATO C3 Agency and the Transatlantic Industrial Proposed Solution (TIPS) consortium, taking forward the Alliance Ground Surveillance (AGS) project.  
 
This contract, valued at over 20 million euros, will address a number of key issues leading to the design and development phase of the AGS programme (valued at around 4 billion euros).  
 
At the centre of this programme is a development of a new, cutting-edge radar that will be a joint effort by six countries and ultimately integrated onto manned aircraft and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs).  
 
In the presence of the Deputy Secretary General of NATO, Ambassador Minuto Rizzo, the contract will be signed by Mr. Doshier, Senior Vice President Northop Grumman Integrated Systems, on behalf of TIPS and by Mr. Dag Wilhelmsen, NC3A General Manager, on behalf of NATO.  
 
Mr. Tom Enders, who is currently Vice President of EADS Defence and Security Systems, will also act as a witness.  
 
The Chairman of the NATO Military Committee, General Harald Kujat, Mr. Marshall Billingslea, Assistant Secretary General for Defence Investment and the National Armaments Directors will attend the ceremony.  
 
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« Responder #34 em: Abril 29, 2005, 08:53:39 pm »
NATO’s Alliance Ground Surveillance Programme Gains Momentum
 
 
(Source: NATO; issued April 28, 2005)
 
 
 This morning, as a result of work done at the twice-annual meeting of NATO’s Conference of National Armaments Directors, NATO signed a 23 million Euro contract with the Transatlantic Industrial Proposed Solution (TIPS) consortium, as a key part of the Alliance Ground Surveillance (AGS) programme.  
 
This crucial, first major contract with NATO’s chosen industrial partner, represents a break-through for the Alliance. It moves NATO, and NATO nations, one step closer in the AGS programme to fielding a state-of-the-art airborne ground surveillance capability. With an estimated cost of 4 billion euros, AGS will be one of the most expensive acquisition programmes ever undertaken by the Alliance, and one of the most sophisticated, technologically.  
 
The goal of AGS is to enable military commanders and decision-makers to have near-real-time radar imagery that is able to spot grounds targets and track them. This will be done through a mix of both.  
 
The contract was signed, in the presence of NATO’s Deputy Secretary General, Ambassador Allessandro Minuto Rizzo and the Chairman of the CNAD, Marshall Billingslea, together with General Harald Kujat, the Chairman of NATO’s Military Committee. Mr Dag Wilhemsen, General Manager of the NATO Command, Control and Consultation Agency, and Mr Alan Doshier, Senior Vice President of Northop Grumman Integrated Systems, on behalf of the TIPS companies, signed the contract. Dr. Tom Enders, Executive Vice President of European Aeronautical Defence and Space (EADS), and CIO of Defence and Security Systems, witnessed the signatures.  
 
The TIPS consortium brings together the transatlantic expertise of Northop Grumman, EADS, Thales, Galileo Avionica, General Dynamics Canada and Indra, to provide NATO with a leading edge Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) capability, both manned (Airbus A/321) and unmanned (Global Hawk) air platforms, along with ground stations that will present the data from the AGS core. Interoperable, nationally provided ground surveillance assets work with the core, as part of a system of systems. An initial AGS Operational Capability is expected by 2010.  
 
When the current definition phase effort has been successfully completed, NATO will take to the next stage a 500-million euros Design and Development contract. This is planned for the end of this year, or early in 2006.  
 
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« Responder #35 em: Maio 21, 2005, 07:25:10 pm »
Comando de Oeiras da NATO conduz exercício com 3400 militares

O comando operacional de Oeiras da Aliança Atlântica vai conduzir a partir de hoje (17.05.2005) e durante 2 semanas um exercício identico a uma operação de paz ao serviço das Nações Unidas que envolve 3400 militares de 30 países.

O exercício "Allied Action", que decorre também em Espanha, França e Mediterrâneo, é um dos maiores realizados por um quartel-general da NATO este ano e visa testar as capacidades da estrutura militar da aliança
com sede em Lisboa, informa o comando de Oeiras em comunicado, citado pela Lusa.

No contexto do processo em curso de transformação da NATO, o quartel-general da Aliança Atlântica em Oeiras vai passar a comandar a partir de 1 de Julho, pelo período de un ano, a força de resposta rápida da NATO (NRF), cuja criação foi decidida pelos líderes de organização na cimeira de Praga, em 2000.

No próximo ano, esta força - cuja chefia é exercida de forma rotativa pelos diferentes comandos operacionais - deveréa atingir a sua operacionalidade plena e reunir nas suas fileiras 60 mil elementos.

No mar, Oeiras vai contar com uma segunda instância de comando da força, através do navio norte-americano "USS Mount Whitney", considerado uma das plataformas marítimas de comando e controle mais avançadas do mundo.

O vice-almirante português Fernando Melo Gomes (que chefia o quartel-general de Oeiras) vai estar, por isso a comandar o exercício a partir do "USS Mount Whitney".

O comando da componente marítima do exercício, que decorre até ao próximo dia 1, vai ficar, por seu turno, embarcada no porta-aviões italiano "Giuseppe Garibaldi", ainda segundo o mesmo comunicado.


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« Responder #36 em: Junho 10, 2005, 07:29:37 pm »
US, Europe Still Split on NATO's Role
 
 
(Source: Deutsche Welle German radio; issued Jun 9, 2005)
 
 
 At the NATO Summit on Tuesday, Europe and the US will discuss the direction the alliance will take. Behind all the talk of harmony are some major differences on how much political power the organization should have.  
 
In the days after he made them, German Chancellor Gerhard Schröder's comments that NATO was no longer the "primary venue" for discussing global strategy offered a cue for every one to jump into an increasingly controversial debate.  
 
US President George W. Bush saw in them a threat to sideline the security organization and told German television that he "looked forward to reminding Gerhard Schröder that NATO is an active institution."  
 
NATO head Jan Hoop de Schaeffer, while rejecting Schröder's call to set up a panel of experts to look at rehauling the organization, said it reflected efforts he has made in recent years to make NATO more politically active.  
 
Behind the semantics are very real questions about what shape the 26-nation institution will take as Europe grows closer to forging a security and defense policy that could supplement some of NATO's tasks. It is an issue on which parts of Europe and the United States are still divided. France, for example, favors making the European Union ever stronger in defense matters, part of a grander strategy of providing a counterweight to the United States in the world.  
 
US: No NATO competition  
 
The United States, encouraging but at the same time wary of the European Union's military ambitions, is on edge when talk of changing the alliance comes up. Thierry Balzacq at the Center for European Policy Studies said the paranoia stems from plans Belgium, France, Germany and Luxembourg drew up at a summit last year calling for a military planning council that Washington saw as competition to NATO.  
 
Every time one of these countries says something, even if they're supporting NATO, the other side will always come and say 'oh, they are trying to undermine NATO's policy'," he said.  
 
When he meets with President Bush in Mainz on Wednesday, Schröder will take care to distance himself from the French position without selling out completely on Europe, said Henning Riecke, a transatlantic security expert.  
 
A certain ambiguity  
 
"I think NATO is very important for the Germans, but they aren't able to issue this NATO first principle the Americans would like to hear," said Riecke, who works for the Berlin-based Council on Foreign Relations. "So there has to be a certain ambiguity."  
 
Schröder himself left nothing to doubt when he defended his remarks two days after his defense minister read them out at the Munich Security Conference on Feb. 14. He lobbied again for an expert panel to look for ways to expand the organization's involvement in policy discussions.  
 
"I really believe that it contributes to a strengthening of NATO and transatlantic relations if we speak more openly on political issues than we have tended to in the past," he said.  
 
Providing troops - and strategic direction?  
 
At issue is whether NATO, an organization that provides the troops, weaponry and logistical support for peacekeeping missions from Afghanistan to Sarajevo, will have a greater say on how that weaponry and manpower gets used.  
 
Since the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, the organization has made great strides in increasing its military prowess, investing in technology and creating a rapid response force which is able to deploy anywhere in the world within a few days. But differences between some NATO allies -- like France and the US -- over the Iraq war, kept the alliance from discussing ways to increase NATO's say in strategic planning, said Riecke.  
 
"What is lacking is a strategic understanding of what these troops should be used for," he said.  
 
While NATO improved its capabilites, the EU for the first time got serious about developing a military wing. They pledged to develop a military response force simliar to NATO's and took over the organization's policing mission in Bosnia.  
 
No clear resolution  
 
Some in Washington worry that the steps taken both by NATO and the European Union are on a collision course. In the best of both worlds, the NATO would serve as the big stick to the European Union's well-intentioned diplomacy, say some observers. But NATO, and its biggest member, America, will not always have the same interests in a crisis region as the European Union.  
 
The Europeans "might need (military) capabilities to keep the neighborhood in order, like in the Balkans," said Riecke.  
 
No one expects any clear position to emerge from the NATO discussions Tuesday. Most analysts agree that Bush's visit will be a charm offensive designed to show European allies that the United States still cares. But many don't expect a more substantive indication on how their differences on NATO will get resolved.  
 
The visits by Condoleezza Rice and Bush are "clear signals that Europe is being taken seriously as a strong partner," said Reicke. We'll have to see what the wrangling on the working level will turn out to be, how this might poison the picture a bit."  
 
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Re: Notícias sobre a OTAN
« Responder #37 em: Junho 19, 2023, 09:25:19 am »
Quem irá suceder a Jens Stoltenberg na NATO?



 

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Re: Notícias sobre a OTAN
« Responder #38 em: Junho 25, 2023, 01:10:36 pm »
 

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Re: Notícias sobre a OTAN
« Responder #39 em: Junho 26, 2023, 03:44:06 pm »
 

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Re: Notícias sobre a OTAN
« Responder #40 em: Junho 28, 2023, 09:47:32 pm »
Stoltenberg e Macron preparam cimeira da NATO


 

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Re: Notícias sobre a OTAN
« Responder #41 em: Julho 04, 2023, 05:12:40 pm »
NATO decide prolongar pela quarta vez o mandato de Jens Stoltenberg


 

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Re: Notícias sobre a OTAN
« Responder #42 em: Julho 06, 2023, 07:11:46 pm »
Turquia mais próxima de aceitar adesão da Suécia à NATO


 

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Re: Notícias sobre a OTAN
« Responder #43 em: Julho 06, 2023, 10:56:43 pm »
Ucrânia procura apoios para acelerar adesão à NATO e Erdogan vai ter uma palavra


 

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Re: Notícias sobre a OTAN
« Responder #44 em: Julho 07, 2023, 02:17:19 pm »
Zelensky em Praga à procura de apoio para a adesão da Ucrânia à NATO