- Defense secretary confirms Russian missiles crashed in Iran Updated: Oct-09-15 10:03 am
LONDON - The U.S. has indications that four Russian cruise missiles crashed in Iran rather than Syria, suggesting there were malfunctions, Defense Secretary Ash Carter confirmed Friday.
- NATO leaves door open for troops to remain in Afghanistan Updated: Oct-08-15 5:45 pm
BRUSSELS - Urged on by the United States, NATO is open to keeping more troops in Afghanistan than initially planned after 2016, but officials said Thursday the alliance is waiting for the Obama administration to announce its decision on a larger military presence there.
- NATO talks tough on Russia in Syria, with scant action Updated: Oct-08-15 2:23 pm
BRUSSELS - NATO talked tough Thursday about Moscow's expanding military activity in Syria, but the U.S.-led alliance's chief response to the Russian airstrikes and cruise missile attacks was a public pledge to help reinforce the defenses of member nation Turkey if necessary.
- US general: Most Taliban open to peace talks in Afghanistan Updated: Oct-08-15 12:44 pm
WASHINGTON - The top U.S. commander in Afghanistan on Thursday estimated that more than half of Taliban insurgents could be open to peace talks with the Afghan government, but that negotiations probably won't resume for months.
- AP Interview: NATO chief urges Russia to be constructive Updated: Sep-29-15 5:31 pm
UNITED NATIONS - NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg is calling on Russia to play a constructive role in restoring peace in war-ravaged Syria.
- Ukraine leader expresses wish to join NATO Updated: Sep-22-15 7:16 am
KIEV, Ukraine - Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Tuesday told the country's security council that staying out of the NATO alliance was a "criminal" policy that his government is ready to reverse.
- NATO's Stoltenberg begins first visit to Ukraine Updated: Sep-21-15 1:40 pm
LVIV, Ukraine - NATO secretary-general Jens Stoltenberg began his first visit to Ukraine Monday, meeting with President Petro Poroshenko and helping inaugurate a joint disaster response drill that Poroshenko hailed as more evidence of "enhancement of our special partnership with NATO."