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A Polish tank during drills held at the Zagan training range in Western Poland in May 2016 Photo: Flickr/Jfcbrunssum

Pre-summit ministerial meeting to boost NATO’s forward presence

“We will agree to deploy by rotation four robust multinational battalions in the Baltic states and in Poland,” said the Secretary General. He underlined that […]

Bogdan Aurescu, former Romanian Foreign Minister, says allies are concerned about Russia boosting its military capabilities at the Black Sea  Photo: MAE

“NATO naval group at the Black Sea will be in line with international law”

Note : Bogdan Aurescu is the former minister of foreign affairs of Romania. Opinions expressed here can be attributed solely to the author and do not […]

A M1A1 Abrams Tank fires its main gun as it takes part in a live-fire exercise in Rena, Norway, Feb. 18, 2016  Photo: Defense.gov

US to deploy armored brigade combat teams to Europe

As discussed during the announcement of the fiscal year 2017 European Reassurance Initiative budget proposal, officials said, the Army has decided to begin storing static […]

Army ready to build 450 km long fence along border with Romania, Gen. Tibor Benkő pointed out Photo: Kormany.hu

Hungarian army ready to build fence along Romanian border

Speaking in an interview for the news portal Faktor, the Chief of Defence said that the HDF are getting ready to build another temporary barrier […]

Secretary of Defense Ash Carter conducts a press briefing at the Pentagon to announce the latest in his Force of the Future reforms focused on improving the quality of life for military personnel  Photo: Defense.gov

NATO, Allies welcome US decision to increase deterrence in Europe

Reacting today, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said: “I strongly welcome this proposal. The budget request will, if approved, lead to a quadrupling of funding to […]

New measures are needed to strengthen defense and NATO's discouragement capability, the regional leaders argued in one voice   Photo: Presidency.ro

Regional leaders call on NATO to strengthen Eastern flanks

The joint declaration regarding “Allied Solidarity and Shared Responsibility” was adopted by the Presidents of Romania, Klaus Iohannis, Poland, Andrzej Duda, Bulgaria, Rosen Plevneliev, Estonia, […]

Polish President Andrzej Duda (L) and the Romanian counterpart Klaus Iohannis review the guard of honor during the welcoming ceremony at the Cotroceni Palace in Bucharest    Photo: Presidency.ro

Poland, Romania agree NATO has to boost military presence across Eastern Europe

His statements come one day before allied countries in Eastern Europe meet in a regional summit in Bucharest to put more pressure on the military […]

Tatra military trucks are seen loaded onto a freight train on the way to southern Hungary   Photo: Army.cz

Czech Army assists Hungary with border patrol logistics

Officials in Budapest stressed Prague was the first European capital to lend Hungary a helping hand since the refugees crisis started months ago. “The Czech Republic […]

Hungarian troops are being trained in riot control along policemen   Photo: Kormany.hu

No conscription in Hungary in peace time, Defense Minister says

In a press release, the Ministry of Defense warned the media and the public that “this draft call is a fake which can be used […]

RAP was agreed on at the 2014 Wales Summit   Photo: Nato.int

NATO takes stock of the Readiness Action Plan at conference in Istanbul

“The Chiefs of Defense also stressed the need to ensure that NATO forces and equipment can move rapidly across the Alliance, as NATO’s greatest responsibility […]