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NATO Opens Liaison Office in Jordan Amman
Regional / Strategy Defence Politics

NATO Opens Liaison Office in Jordan Amman

NATO expanded its focus on its southern vicinity by establishing a liaison office in Jordan to foster enhanced cooperation between the Middle East and Africa.

NATO Opens Liaison Office in Jordan Amman
Regional / Strategy Defence Politics

NATO Opens Liaison Office in Jordan Amman

NATO expanded its focus on its southern vicinity by establishing a liaison office in Jordan to foster enhanced cooperation between the Middle East and Africa.

More Manpower Needed for NATO’s Defensive Strategy
Defence Politics

More Manpower Needed for NATO’s Defensive Strategy

Reuters reported that additional battalions are necessary to defend against an attack from Russia.

Poland Denies Cut Defence Spending Claims
Defence Politics

Poland Denies Cut Defence Spending Claims

Poland’s Defence Minister said he would take legal action against TV Republika due to the claim that Poland would cut its defence spending by 25 per cent.

Mark Rutte named future NATO Secretary General
Defence Politics

Mark Rutte named future NATO Secretary General

After months of ambiguity, NATO’s future leader has been elected by its member states—Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte to succeed Jens Stoltenberg in October.

Turkiye to Catch NATO’s Expenditure Threshold in 2024
Defence Politics

Turkiye to Catch NATO’s Expenditure Threshold in 2024

Turkiye will allocate $22.776 billion for military spending, equalling 2.09 per cent of its GDP as presented in NATO’s annual report.

G7 to Use Russian Assets to Reimburse Ukraine’s Debts
Investment Defence Politics

G7 to Use Russian Assets to Reimburse Ukraine’s Debts

The Group of 7 countries announced they would use $ 50 billion of frozen Russian assets abroad as a debt loan to Ukraine.

Germany to introduce new selective military service
Defence Politics

Germany to introduce new selective military service

German Defence Minister Boris Pistorius proposed a new military service plan based on volunteers in order to boost military power.

China Proposes Mandatory Military Training for Teenagers
Country Defence Politics

China Proposes Mandatory Military Training for Teenagers

The Chinese government is working on changes to the National Defence Education Law to make military training mandatory starting in high school.

Incirlik Becomes a Combat Base
Air Defence Politics

Incirlik Becomes a Combat Base

The Ministry of Defence announced that the 10th Tanker Base Command was renamed the 10th Main Jet Base Command.

Turkish MFA Gets "Defence Industry" Regulation
Country Defence Politics

Turkish MFA Gets "Defence Industry" Regulation

Articles related to the defence industry were included in the duties of the General Directorate of International Security of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Norway Declares its Long-Term Defence Plan
Defence Politics

Norway Declares its Long-Term Defence Plan

The Norwegian Government proposes to parliament an increase in defence spending of approximately 60 billion USD over the next 12 years.

NATO Published 2023 Annual Report
Investment Regional / Strategy Defence Politics

NATO Published 2023 Annual Report

NATO's Secretary General's Annual Report is published. The report underlines that without NATO, there is no security in Europe.

U.S. Army Increases Budget for NGSW Infantry Weapons
Ammunition Weapon / Missile Investment Country Defence Politics

U.S. Army Increases Budget for NGSW Infantry Weapons

The U.S. Army increased the Fiscal Year 2025 budget to acquire M7 rifles and M250 machine guns from $132.9 million to $367.3 million.