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Chairman of the NATO Military Committee visits founding member Luxembourg

On 28th January 2020, the Chairman of the NATO Military Committee, Air chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach visited Luxembourg where he met with the Chief of Defence, General Alain Duschène and Deputy Minister of Defence, Henri Kox. The Chairman toured the Army Barracks and a static display of military equipment.
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NATO Secretary General visits Alliance Ground Surveillance aircraft in Italy

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed the arrival of two Alliance Ground Surveillance (AGS) remotely piloted aircraft at a ceremony in Sigonella, Italy on Friday (17 January 2020). The Secretary General outlined the importance of the AGS system, which will enable commanders to identify threats and view conditions on the ground, in any weather. “One single drone can watch over a territory with the comparable size of Poland,” he said.
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Poland takes charge of NATO high readiness force

The Polish army will take the lead of NATO’s Very High Readiness Joint Task Force (VJTF) on Wednesday (1 January 2020), placing thousands of soldiers on standby and ready to deploy within days. Poland takes over from Germany, which provided the core of the VJTF’s land forces in 2019.
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Transatlantic unity remains pillar of European security

On Monday 16 December 2019, the Chairman of the NATO Military Committee, Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach attended the Commemorations of the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge in Bastogne, Belgium and in Hamm, Luxembourg.
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Defence Expenditure of NATO Countries (2013-2019)

NATO collects defence expenditure data from Allies on a regular basis and presents aggregates and subsets of this information. Each Ally's Ministry of Defence reports current and estimated future defence expenditure according to an agreed definition of defence expenditure.
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The Chairman of the NATO Military Committee visits Iceland

Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach, Chairman of the NATO Military Committee visited Iceland on 10-11 November 2019. During his visit, Air Chief Marshal Peach met with Iceland’s Chief of Defence, Minister Arnór Sigurjónsson, Minister of Foreign Affairs Guðlaugur Þór Þórðarson and with the Parliament’s Foreign Relations Committee. The Chairman also addressed the Icelandic Atlantic Treaty Association.
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NATO Defence Ministers discuss security challenges, including situation in northeast Syria

NATO Defence Ministers met in Brussels on Thursday (24 October 2019) to discuss a wide range of issues, including the situation in northeast Syria.
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Washington hosts NATO-Industry Forum 2019

The NATO-Industry Forum is the primary venue for strategic dialogue with industry on NATO capability planning and development. Sponsored by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, the Forum is co-organised by the Supreme Allied Commander Transformation, General André Lanata, and the NATO Assistant Secretary General for Defence Investment, Camille Grand.
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Over 3000 troops begin exercise Silver Arrow in Latvia

Over 3,000 troops and 200 vehicles from 12 NATO Allies¹ are taking part in exercise Silver Arrow in Latvia this week. The multinational exercise, which wraps up on 3 October, provides an opportunity for forces to enhance their readiness, and train with one of four NATO battlegroups in the region.
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Chairman of the NATO Military Committee, Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach visits Croatia

From 15 to 16 September, the Chairman of NATO’s Military Committee Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach visited Croatia, where he reaffirmed NATO’s gratitude for Croatia’s contributions to the Alliance. While in Croatia, Air Chief Marshal Peach met with the Croatian Chief of Defence, General Mirko Šundov, and Croatia’s Minister of Defence, Mr. Damir Krstičević to discuss NATO’s ongoing missions and activities and security in the Western Balkans.

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