Characteristics of the future: NATO hosts annual Chiefs of Transformation Conference in Norfolk
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Characteristics of the future: NATO hosts annual Chiefs of Transformation Conference in Norfolk

by Malik Glaspie “The rapidly changing, complex security environment, will continue to be the main driver for NATO’s adaptation efforts,” said General Denis Mercier in his introduction to NATO ACT’s annual Chiefs of Transformation Conference in Norfolk, Virginia on Dec. 12-14 at the downtown Norfolk Marriott hotel. On December 17, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization … Continue reading

NATO ACT discusses inclusion of future leaders
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NATO ACT discusses inclusion of future leaders

by Keona Frasier The North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s Allied Command Transformation met in Norfolk, Virginia for the 2017 Chiefs of Transformation Conference on Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. 13-14. The main agenda during the conference was to prepare for the future of the military alliance’s member nations and partners by discussing pressing matters and viable solutions. … Continue reading

The Latest: UN chief urges calm in Zimbabwe after Mugabe
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The Latest: UN chief urges calm in Zimbabwe after Mugabe

  HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — The Latest on Zimbabwe’s political turmoil (all times local): 9 p.m. The deputy spokesman for the U.N. secretary-general says Antonio Guterres is encouraging all Zimbabweans to “maintain calm and restraint” after the resignation of President Robert Mugabe. Farhan Haq also says any analysis of the developments is up to journalists. … Continue reading

The Latest: Trump vows to change ‘one-side and unfair’ trade
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The Latest: Trump vows to change ‘one-side and unfair’ trade

BEIJING (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump’s trip to Asia (all times local): 12:30 p.m. President Donald Trump is vowing to change “one-sided and unfair” trade relations with China but says he doesn’t blame China for taking advantage of the U.S. in the past. Trump says during a joint appearance with Chinese President … Continue reading

The Latest: Sen. Graham disappointed in Bergdahl sentence
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The Latest: Sen. Graham disappointed in Bergdahl sentence

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on the sentencing hearing for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl (all times local): 3:45 p.m. Sen. Lindsey Graham says he’s “incredibly disappointed” in the sentence Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl received from a military judge. The South Carolina Republican, who served as an Air Force lawyer for more than 30 years, … Continue reading

AP Interview: Serbia’s leader vows to lead nation into EU
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AP Interview: Serbia’s leader vows to lead nation into EU

  BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia’s president on Friday promised to lead the Balkan nation into the European Union and said the fact that Russia is arming the Serbian military doesn’t threaten that goal. President Aleksandar Vucic told The Associated Press in an interview that he wants to seek EU membership while at the same … Continue reading

The Latest: Indonesia sends 34 tons of aid for Rohingya
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The Latest: Indonesia sends 34 tons of aid for Rohingya

UKHIYA, Bangladesh (AP) — The Latest on violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine state and the flood of ethnic Rohingya refugees into Bangladesh (all times local): 9:30 a.m. Four Hercules planes carrying 34 tons of aid for Rohinyga refugees have departed for Bangladesh from an air force base in the Indonesian capital. Indonesia’s President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo … Continue reading

UN probe says Syrian government launched April sarin attack
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UN probe says Syrian government launched April sarin attack

UN probe says Syrian government launched April sarin attack By JAMEY KEATEN and ZEINA KARAM, Associated Press GENEVA (AP) — U.N.-mandated investigators said Wednesday that Syrian President Bashar Assad’s air force conducted a sarin-gas attack in the spring that killed at least 83 civilians and sparked a retaliatory U.S. strike. The investigators also appealed to the … Continue reading

Jordan commander: IS expands hold in border camp for Syrians
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Jordan commander: IS expands hold in border camp for Syrians

JORDAN-SYRIA BORDER (AP) — Armed Islamic State extremists are expanding their influence in a sprawling camp for displaced Syrians on Jordan’s border, posing a growing threat to the U.S.-allied kingdom, a senior Jordanian military commander said. Brig. Gen. Sami Kafawin, chief of Jordan’s border forces, spoke to The Associated Press during a tour of the … Continue reading

Libyan general in east rejects UN-backed government
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Libyan general in east rejects UN-backed government

BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — A powerful Libyan general whose forces recently captured several key oil facilities has rejected a U.N.-brokered government and said the country would be better served by a leader with “high-level military experience.” In a series of written responses to questions from The Associated Press this week, Field Marshal Khalifa Hifter said … Continue reading