Canada extends anti-ISIS mission in Middle East by one year

The Liberal government has approved a slimmed-down extension of the Canadian military’s contribution to the ongoing fight against the remnants of ISIS. Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan issued a statement Tuesday announcing an extension of the seven-year-old campaign, known as Operation Read More …

Germany Extends Military Presence in Afghanistan into 2022

Germany’s Parliament extended the presence of German troops in Afghanistan for another 10 months, media reports say. Germany has up to 1,300 soldiers in Afghanistan under NATO’s Resolute Support’s train, advice and assist mission to Afghan forces who will stay Read More …

NATO implements Counter-Terrorism Reference Curriculum in Ukraine

NATO’s Defence Education Enhancement Programme (DEEP) eAcademy recently offered students of the National Defence University of Ukraine a pioneering two-week programme focused on international security. The online course was shaped by NATO’s Counter-Terrorism Reference Curriculum (CTRC), which provides an overview Read More …

Mission Success: DTRA Technical Integrators Return Home from Operation Resolute Support

KABUL, AFGHANISTAN – After providing Allied and Afghan forces with a cloak of protection from adversarial asymmetric weapons since May 2017, technical integrators (TI) from the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) closed up shop and returned to the National Capitol Read More …

NATO Science presents: The robot that goes first

The UGO-1st project was launched in 2015, and you recently started working on the follow-up DEMINING ROBOTS project. What are some of the key lessons learned from UGO-1st that you are bringing forward into this new project? An important lesson Read More …

NATO troops wounded in IED blast in Afghanistan

A bomb blast in southern Afghanistan has wounded two Romanian soldiers, NATO Resolute Support said in a statement Thursday. The soldiers were on a patrol in Kandahar province Wednesday when the improvised explosive device detonated, the statement said. The Romanian Read More …

NATO Determined to Assist Afghanistan Towards Lasting Peace

This is a historic moment for Afghanistan as Afghans prepare to determine the future of their country through intra-Afghan negotiations. The Afghan people and the world are watching with hope and expectation that, after decades of conflict, peace is within Read More …

Deputy Secretary General addresses meeting of the Aqaba Process

The Deputy Secretary General spoke to the meeting of world leaders and representatives from international organisations about the security challenges of COVID-19 and NATO’s response to the pandemic. Mr. Geoană praised Jordan as a leader in countering violent extremism and Read More …