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NATO Off the Wire
16 November 2006

A look at news and commentary regarding NATO on the Web

The spokesman's perspective:

In the second in a new series of video commentary, NATO Spokesman James Appathurai gives his personal perspective on recent articles discussing NATO. He invites you to write in with your own comments and opinions, which could be featured in the next installment.

E-mail comments to: press@hq.nato.int

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14 November 2006

More NATO troops needed in Afghanistan, assembly told
QUEBEC (CP) - NATO member countries need to deploy more troops to Afghanistan to stabilize the troubled region, said parliamentarians who are meeting in Quebec City.
Published on 14 November 2006 - CNews
Afghans and NATO routinely find Pakistani link to bombs
PESHAWAR, Pakistan: Afghan and NATO security forces have recently rounded up several men like Hafez Daoud Shah, a 21-year-old unemployed Afghan refugee who says he drove across the border to Afghanistan in September with three other would-be suicide bombers in a taxi.
Published on 13 November 2006 - International Herald Tribune
NATO fears Russian plans for ‘gas Opec’
Nato advisers have warned the military alliance that it needs to guard against any attempt by Russia to set up an “Opec for gas” that would strengthen Moscow’s leverage over Europe.
Published on 13 November 2006 - Financial Times

13 November 2006

Despite NATO, South Ossetia Holds Independence Referendum
South Ossetia, a separatist region in Georgia, will vote in a referendum for independence today.
Published on 12 November 2006 - Zaman Online

12 November 2006

More Finns oppose bid for NATO membership
HELSINKI, Nov. 11 (Xinhua) -- Fifty-nine percent of Finns oppose Finland's bid for NATO membership, up from 55 percent a year ago, the Finnish newspaper Helsingin Sanomat reported on Saturday, citing a Gallup poll.
Published on 11 November 2006 - Xinhau Online
NATO launches Aegean exercise
ATHENS, Greece, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- NATO and Greek military forces have begun the "Gordian Knot '06" exercise in northern Greece.
Published on 8 November 2006 - United Press International
NATO rejects referendum in Georgia's South Ossetia region
BRUSSELS, Belgium: NATO on Saturday rejected the planned referendum on independence in Georgia's breakaway South Ossetia region, warning that it risked worsening regional unrest.
Published on 12 November 2006 - International Herald Tribune
Afghanistan, Pakistan and NATO review joint intelligence centre
KABUL - Military commanders from Afghanistan, Pakistan and NATO reviewed plans Saturday to build a jointly staffed centre to share intelligence in their battle against extremist militants, an official said.
Published on 11 November 2006 - Khaleej Times

11 November 2006

Russia need not fear NATO enlargement: Scheffer
The further enlargement of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) will bring stability to potential new member states and Russia should not fear such expansion, the NATO chief said.
Published on 11 November 2006 - Turkishpress.com
Afghanistan shows challenges for more global NATO
WASHINGTON, Nov 10 (Reuters) - The United States is pushing NATO to shoulder more global burdens but the alliance's Afghan deployment illustrates the challenges of getting the 26-nation group to project its power beyond its borders.
Published on 10 November 2006 - Reuters
NATO chief says alliance will keep policing Baltic skies
BRUSSELS, Oct 30 (Reuters) - The United States set out an ambitious agenda on Monday for transforming NATO into a global security organisation at a summit next month but acknowledged that some European allies have misgivings.
Published on 30 October 2006 - International Herald Tribune

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