NATO military leaders are doing all they can to make sure the alliance does not run out of options for the post-2014 NATO mission in Afghanistan, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said.
During a military chiefs meeting at NATO headquarters in Brussels, Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey and the rest of the NATO chiefs of defense discussed delays caused by Afghan President Hamid Karzai’s refusal to sign the Bilateral Security Agreement with the United States.
The agreement, and a separate NATO Status of Forces Agreement would give the alliance the legal justification for Operation Resolute Support, the train, advise and assist mission in Afghanistan that would begin next year. Story
International Security Assistance Force personnel are making a difference in Afghanistan as the NATO mission there enters its final year, Marine Corps Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr. said.
Dunford commands ISAF, which includes U.S. forces. He and Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, are attending the 170th NATO Chiefs of Defense meeting at NATO headquarters here. Story
Two tankers who as young men could have squared off against each other on the East German border sat in the Russian Embassy and talked about ways their two nations could cooperate. Story