Monday, May 17, 2010

NATO Unveils Draft of New Mission Statement

clipped from
Brussels (AP) - NATO must win the war in Afghanistan, expand ties with Russia, counter the threat posed by Iran's missiles, and assure the security of its 28 members, according to its new mission statement for the next decade.

The draft document, released Monday, seeks to bridge a growing rift between the U.S., which favors a greater international role for NATO, and European nations that want it to retain its traditional defensive focus.

The war is the largest mission ever attempted by the alliance. More than 100,000 NATO troops, about two-thirds of them Americans, are currently deployed there. Nearly 1,800 NATO soldiers have been killed in the escalating conflict.

The new mission statement emphasized the threat posed by Iran's nascent ballistic missile capability.
 blog it

Reblog this post [with Zemanta]


Related Posts with Thumbnails

wibiya widget