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

NATO prepares “for tomorrow” in Norfolk
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NATO prepares “for tomorrow” in Norfolk

by Imajae Johnson The North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s (NATO) Allied Command Transformation (ACT) is holding their annual Chiefs of Transformation Conference (COTC) in Norfolk, Virginia Tuesday December 12, 2017 through Thursday December 14, 2017. NATO is made up of twenty-nine countries and promotes the freedom and security of its members through political and military means. Norfolk … Continue reading

NATO leaders meet under intense Trump pressure on spending
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NATO leaders meet under intense Trump pressure on spending

BRUSSELS (AP) — Meeting fellow NATO leaders for the first time, U.S. President Donald Trump aggressively challenged them Thursday to spend more on their own defense, putting the alliance under exceptional pressure to become tougher, sharper and newly relevant. The 27 other leaders looked on in awkward silence as Trump suggested most NATO countries were … Continue reading

Montenegro welcomes US Senate NATO approval
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Montenegro welcomes US Senate NATO approval

PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) — Montenegro officials on Wednesday, Mar. 29 welcomed the U.S. Senate’s decision to ratify its entry into NATO, calling it a great step for the tiny Balkan nation. Montenegro is set to become NATO’s 29th member following the Senate’s overwhelming ratification on Tuesday. Russia, though, strongly opposes the Western military alliance’s expansion … Continue reading

Pentagon chief says NATO members must boost defense spending
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Pentagon chief says NATO members must boost defense spending

BRUSSELS (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Wednesday issued a sharp ultimatum to NATO Wednesday, telling allies they must start increasing defense spending by year’s end or the Trump administration will “moderate its commitment” to them. He did not detail what the United States might do if NATO members failed to fall in … Continue reading

Spartan Echo, PRSSA participate in NATO ACT conference
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Spartan Echo, PRSSA participate in NATO ACT conference

Norfolk, Virginia – Norfolk State University students from the Spartan Echo student newspaper and the Norfolk State University chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America were invited to participate in NATO’s annual Allied Command Transformation conference in Norfolk, Virginia for the second time in two years. Out of four universities invited to participate, … Continue reading

NATO-ACT discusses Warsaw Summit Key Decisions at annual Norfolk conference
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NATO-ACT discusses Warsaw Summit Key Decisions at annual Norfolk conference

by Tiana K. Allen The North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s Allied Command Transformation opened their doors to the student press for their Chiefs of Transformation Conference in Norfolk, Virginia on Wednesday, Dec. 14. NATO is one of the world’s largest international institutions and defensive organizations that is made up of 28 member countries from Europe and … Continue reading

NATO ACT examines, addresses global challenges
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NATO ACT examines, addresses global challenges

by Richelle Hammiel The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), one of the largest political and military Alliances, met in Norfolk, Virginia Wednesday, Dec. 14, to discuss their global challenges and their methods for bringing solutions that will be approved by all 28 of its Allied nations. This was done through NATO Allied Command Transformation’s annual … Continue reading

Change in command of US-NATO forces in Afghanistan
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Change in command of US-NATO forces in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — U.S. Army General John W. “Mick” Nicholson took command Wednesday, Mar. 2, of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan, inheriting America’s longest war and a vicious Talban-led insurgency. Nicholson, 58, took over from U.S. Army General John F. Campbell, who oversaw the end of the international combat mission in 2014 and a … Continue reading