NATO embarrassment as nuclear missile test ends in failure

NATO embarrassment as nuclear missile test ends in failure

The first stage boosters did not ignite, causing the missile to hit the surface of the water and sink. The first stage boosters did not ignite, causing the missile to hit the surface of the water and sink. James Glossop – WPA Pool/Getty Images A test firing of a British Trident missile has failed for … Read more

NATO ally fears China will use chipmaking hardware to boost military

NATO ally fears China will use chipmaking hardware to boost military

A decision to bar Dutch lithography giant ASML from exporting some chipmaking tools to China was borne out of worry they would give an edge to the People’s Liberation Army (PLA), the Netherlands’ trade tsar has said. “China focuses on foreign expertise, including Dutch expertise in the field of lithography, to promote self-sufficiency in its … Read more

NATO chief notes “dilemma” in supplying F-16s to Ukraine

NATO chief notes “dilemma” in supplying F-16s to Ukraine

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said Tuesday that it’s unclear when Ukraine will receive its long-awaited F-16 fighter jets, saying that Western allies are working hard to get Kyiv’s pilots up-to-speed on the modern aircraft. “It’s impossible to say exactly when because it’s a dilemma,” Stoltenberg told Radio Liberty. “We all want the F-16s to … Read more

US support for NATO grows after Donald Trump’s threats

US support for NATO grows after Donald Trump’s threats

Americans are increasingly throwing their support behind NATO, a new poll has revealed. This month, 64 percent of voters who were quizzed on the issue said they supported NATO; a jump of 2 percentage points since the same question was posed back in November. The poll, commissioned by Newsweek and conducted by pollsters Redfield & … Read more

“Warlord” Putin needs Ukraine war to retain power: NATO official

“Warlord” Putin needs Ukraine war to retain power: NATO official

Russian President Vladimir Putin is now reliant on Moscow’s war with Ukraine to maintain the Kremlin’s kleptocracy, a NATO foreign minister has said, as Western leaders scramble to help Kyiv retain its warfighting capability amid delays in military aid and battlefield defeat. “Putin is a warlord now,” Estonian Foreign Minister Margus Tsahkna told Newsweek on … Read more

NATO ally pledges all its artillery to Ukraine in boost for Kyiv

NATO ally pledges all its artillery to Ukraine in boost for Kyiv

Denmark has pledged its “entire artillery” stocks to Ukraine, the country’s leader has said, as Kyiv issued renewed pleas for all-important military aid in the face of Russian gains in the east of the country. “They are asking us for ammunition now, artillery now,” Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen, said during the Munich Security Conference … Read more

Donald Trump “right” in NATO criticism, allied official says

Donald Trump “right” in NATO criticism, allied official says

Former President Donald Trump‘s repeated broadsides against NATO have been met with simultaneous winces and nods among the alliance’s 31 members, most of whom are still not meeting the bloc’s cornerstone military spending target agreed a decade ago. Trump’s suggestion earlier this month that he would encourage Russia to do “whatever the hell they want” … Read more

US, allies responsible for Ukrainian defeats at Avdiivka: NATO official

US, allies responsible for Ukrainian defeats at Avdiivka: NATO official

Western allies bear responsibility for Ukraine’s withdrawal from the embattled city of Avdiivka, one NATO foreign minister has said, as Ukrainian commanders blame a severe ammunition drought for Kyiv’s most-significant battlefield loss since Bakhmut was abandoned in summer 2023. “All the countries have this responsibility,” Margus Tsakhna told Newsweek on the sidelines of the Munich … Read more

NATO “cannot be afraid” of Russia’s “space nukes”: Official

NATO “cannot be afraid” of Russia’s “space nukes”: Official

NATO nations should not allow their attention on Ukraine to be derailed by any threat from Russian nuclear weapons in space, a foreign minister said as Western leaders gathered in Germany against a difficult backdrop of war strains and political headwinds in Europe and the U.S. Reports of a previously unknown Russian nuclear capability in … Read more

NATO and Ukraine to open joint training center in Poland

NATO and Ukraine to open joint training center in Poland

NATO has announced that it is joining forces with Ukraine to open a joint training center in Poland. Jens Stoltenberg, the secretary general of NATO, said during a press conference in Brussels on Thursday that the new center would “allow Ukraine to share lessons learned from Russia’s war” and “create a structure for Ukrainian forces … Read more