NATO rotates Baltic Air Policing Mission

Military Capabilities  Gareth Jennings, London – IHS Jane’s Defence Weekly 01 January 2015   The Italian Air Force is leading this latest rotation of the NATO Baltic Air Policing Mission with four Eurofighter Typhoons operating out of Siauliai Airbase in Lithuania. Source: Eurofighter NATO has rotated its air policing mission in the Baltic with the…

Drones, special forces and mercenaries: Remote-control warfare briefing #05

Author: Scott Hickie, Chris Abbott and Raphaël Zaffran Source: Intelligence unit Published: 27 August 2014 Filed: 27 August 2014 Remote-control warfare is an emerging strategy that allows for conflict to be actioned at a distance. It incorporates technologies and light-footprint deployments that enable policymakers and military planners to approve actions that would unlikely be considered…

Dual Mission in Store for Bosnia Stabilization Force

Jun 3, 2014 0 4 By Linda D. Kozaryn American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON, Nov. 29, 1996 – When IFOR’s year-long Bosnia mission ends, SFOR’s mission begins. The turnover Dec. 20 will mark the change from a peace implementation force of about 60,000 to a smaller stabilization force of about 31,000. NATO’s new stabilization force,…

NATO’s Next Moves

Interviewee: Christopher S. Chivvis, Senior Political Scientist, RAND Corporation Interviewer: Jonathan Masters, Deputy Editor March 20, 2014 The patch of the NATO Airborne Warning and Control Systems aircraft attached to a soldier’s uniform.(Photo: Wolfgang Rattay/Courtesy Reuters)Russia’s annexation of Crimea has placed NATO’s fundamental commitments to European security under the microscope. While the Pentagon and its…