Flynn to shake up DIA
The Pentagon’s intelligence agency is to be placed under the direction of a clandestine action specialist who has been strongly critical of traditional military intelligence methods. [...]
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.
Rivalry between President Nicolas Sarkozy and French Socialist presidential candidate François Hollande ahead of France's upcoming presidential poll has brought forward the deadline for French troops to leave Afghanistan from 2014, as was initially planned, to within the coming year. [...]