McChrystal "in an impasse"
One of France’s leading specialists on Afghanistan is pessimistic about the chances of success in the much-vaunted "surge" against the Taliban. [...]
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is a North American and European defensive alliance of 28 countries. NATO members are supposed to spend 2% of their GDP on defence. NATO’s budget accounts for 70% of the world’s military expenditure, the majority of which comes from the United States.
Barack Obama’s decision on Sept. 17 to forego installing long-range anti-missile weapons in Poland and the Czech Republic was a mere step in revamping U.S. missile defense plans. In their place, the Americans are to deploy systems to protect against [. [...]
The gradual out-sourcing of logistic support for French overseas military operations has drawn covetous glances from big international logistics groups. A first struggle broke out in August for a contract said to be worth USD 30 million to supply the [. [...]