|01 Mar. 2012
Secretary General and Qatari Prime Minister discuss Partnership
The NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen welcomed the Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Qatar Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim Al-Thani at NATO Headquarters on 1 March 2012 and thanked him for the key role played by Qatar in NATO’s mission to protect the Libyan people in 2011. The Secretary General also thanked Qatar for the good practical cooperation with the Alliance and praised the active political dialogue between NATO and Qatar.
|01 Mar. 2012
NATO Military Committee visits US Navy Destroyer with Ballistic Missile Defence Capabilities
General Knud Bartels, Chairman of the NATO Military Committee, together with members of the Military Committee, visited USS Laboon on 29 February 2012, accompanied by General Stéphane Abrial, Supreme Allied Commander Transformation, where they were welcomed by Rear Admiral David M. Thomas Jr., Commander Naval Surface Force Atlantic.
|29 Feb. 2012
NATO Allies gather in Washington to prepare Chicago Summit
The NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen met in Washington, DC with US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Secretary of Defence Leon Panetta and National Security Advisor Tom Donilon to discuss a range of issues related to the upcoming Alliance summit scheduled for 20 - 21 May in Chicago.
|28 Feb. 2012
Allies aid snow-covered Montenegro
Following heavy snowfall, Montenegro declared a state of emergency throughout the country early this week and made a call for assistance from the Euro-Atlantic Disaster Response Coordination Centre. The Euro-Atlantic Disaster Response Coordination Centre (EADRCC) is NATO's focal point for coordination of assistance provided by Allies and Partners in cases of civil emergency.
|28 Feb. 2012
NATO Allies discuss in Washington preparations for upcoming Chicago Summit
Permanent representatives of the North Atlantic Council arrived in Washington for consultations on the summit planned for May of this year in Chicago. On Tuesday, 28 February, Allies discussed preparations for the Summit at the annual seminar organized by NATO’s Allied Command Transformation which this year focused on capabilities.
|27 Feb. 2012
NATO’s Special Forces Network
The skills and expertise of Special Forces are valuable assets to NATO operations. But whereas Special Forces are often seen as a national prerogative, the transatlantic Alliance also has a NATO Special Operations Headquarters (NSHQ) where Special Forces work together.
|27 Feb. 2012
Memorial dedicated to those who have lost their lives under NATO flag unveiled in France
On 25 February 2012, a memorial was unveiled in Fréthun, in the north of France, to honour those who died in operations under the NATO flag, passing on their memory to future generations, and fostering further international collaboration concerning war operations and their commemoration.
|25 Feb. 2012
ISAF Press Release: ISAF Commander praises ANSF efforts to quell violence
KABUL, Afghanistan (Feb. 25, 2012) – ``I want to thank those brave Afghan National Security Force members for the sacrifices they have made this week to minimize violence throughout the country,`` said ISAF Commander Gen. John R. Allen. ``For many years, these brave ANSF soldiers and policemen have stood together alongside us, shoulder to shoulder, shohna ba shohna, in dutifully seeking to protect the Afghan population from a merciless insurgency.``
|22 Feb. 2012
NATO and the United Nations Agree to Intensify Cooperation to Support Children Affected by Armed Conflict
NATO and ISAF partner nations agreed today to further intensify cooperation with the United Nations to support children affected by armed conflict. Allied and ISAF partners Ambassadors took stock of measures already put into action by NATO and received an update by United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children in Armed Conflict, Ms Radhika Coomaraswamy, who briefed the North Atlantic Council by video link from New York, as part of her efforts to engage with regional organizations, including the European Union and the African Union, on this issue.
|21 Feb. 2012
ISAF Press Release: Statement by General Allen, Commander ISAF
General John R. Allen, commander of the International Security Assistance Force, today issued the following statement.