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  • U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates (right) shakes hands with NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen at a meeting of NATO defense ministers in Brussels on Wednesday, June 8, 2011. (AP Photo/Jason Reed, Pool)

    NATO: No ground troops in post-conflict Libya

    NATO's top official said Wednesday that the alliance won't put troops on the ground in Libya to keep order once the civil war ends and that it will be up to the United Nations to help the North African country toward its future once Col. Moammar Gadhafi is no longer at its helm.


  • NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said Tuesday that Russia cannot be a direct participant in a planned missile-defense system. "NATO cannot outsource to nonmembers collective defense obligations which bind its members," he said. (Associated Press)

    NATO rejects Russian missile-defense proposal

    NATO's senior leader on Tuesday rejected a Russian government proposal that would have required the European alliance to share details on a continentwide missile-defense system.


  • ** FILE ** NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen speaks during a media conference at NATO headquarters in Brussels on Wednesday, May 4, 2011. (AP Photo/Yves Logghe, File)

    NATO extends Libya mission by 90 days

    NATO and its partners in the military campaign to protect Libyan civilians have decided to extend their mission another 90 days, the alliance's top official said Wednesday.


  • NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen (left) and Afghan President Hamid Karzai have a joint press conference at the Presidential Palace in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Tuesday, May 24, 2011. (AP Photo/Mustafa Quraishi)

    Roadside bomb kills 10, wounds 28 in Afghanistan

    A roadside bomb killed 10 workers in southern Afghanistan on Tuesday, and NATO again promised that the coalition would not abandon the country even if some members plan to withdraw their forces.


  • NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen speaks during a media conference in Brussels on Monday, Feb. 7, 2011. Mr. Fogh Rasmussen warned that continuing unrest in the Middle East could cause economic hardships and increased illegal immigration to Europe. (AP Photo/Elisa Day)

    NATO leader: Egyptian unrest may hurt Europe

    The unrest roiling countries such as Egypt and Tunisia could cause economic hardship in Europe and increase illegal immigration, NATO's top official warned Monday.


  • Russia, NATO to agree on transit

    NATO and Russia are ready to conclude a series of agreements designed to boost cooperation in the Afghan war, NATO's chief and a senior U.S. official said Monday.


  • NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen

    NATO: Afghan forces can take control next year

    U.S.-led NATO troops in Afghanistan should be able to start handing off responsibility for security to the Kabul government sometime next year, NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said Tuesday.


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