Michael Hughes: Prussian military strategist Carl von Clausewitz claimed that war was simply a continuation of state policy – an instrument to be applied with other means – be they diplomatic, economic or otherwise. It was partly a caution against making military conflict an end in itself, although that is exactly what the United States appears to be
Press TV June 29, 2017 NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg says the US-led Western military alliance will increase the number of troops in war-ravaged Afghanistan. Stoltenberg said in Brussels on Thursday that NATO forces would train local forces facing a resurgent Taliban but would not return to a combat role in Afghanistan. “I can confirm we will increase our
Washington Examiner: Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has touched down in Germany, one of America’s most important NATO allies, where he will be consulting with his German counterpart Ursula von der Leyen, and preparing for talks later in the week with NATO defense ministers about his soon-to-be completed strategy for winning in Afghanistan. En route Mattis spoke
Tolo News: NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said on Thursday that the key items on the day’s agenda at the heads of state meeting would be the fight against terrorism and fair burden sharing. He also said that NATO would on Thursday decide on whether it will expand its support to the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS (Daesh).
Human Rights Watch: At last year’s NATO Summit in Warsaw, member states endorsed a new policy on the protection of civilians. This policy came at a crucial time, as civilians are increasingly bearing the brunt of the armed conflict in Afghanistan, where civilian casualties have steadily risen since 2014. NATO’s Resolute Support Mission functions to “train,
Al Jazeera: German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said that she does not believe Germany is “first in line” to send more troops to Afghanistan, as NATO considers a proposal to boost forces there. “I don’t think we’re first in line to expand our capacities there,” Merkel said after meeting with NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg on Thursday.
Press TV May 10, 2017 NATO says its military authorities want more troops deployed to war-ravaged Afghanistan in the form of a “train, assist and advise operation.” NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg told reporters following talks with British Prime Minister Theresa May at her Downing Street office in London on Wednesday that the troops were needed to
Green Daily: I strongly condemn the Western governments’ anti-asylum seeker policies. Human rights values, international conventions and, most importantly, the major role they played in this crisis, oblige them to help those in need. They must follow international laws governing refugees. The so-called war on terror is the biggest lie of the century. In Afghanistan, we
Press TV May 3, 2017 A bomb attack, apparently targeting a NATO vehicle near the US Embassy in the Afghan capital of Kabul, has killed at least eight people and injured more than 25 others, including three American soldiers. The blast occurred during rush-hour morning traffic in Kabul’s busy Macroyan area on Wednesday. It is
Press TV / April 30, 2017 NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg says the US-led military alliance is considering boosting its troop strength in war-ravaged Afghanistan. The NATO chief told Welt am Sonntag, a German newspaper, on Sunday that the 28-nation alliance is expected to make a decision by June on a possible troop increase in the