The European Union activated its mutual security clause on Tuesday in response to last week’s terrorist attacks in Paris, as NATO said France had not asked the alliance to invoke its own collective defense provision.
The Pentagon is looking into speeding up approval of foreign military sales as allies look to replenish stocks of precision weapons they are using up in campaigns against Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq and Houthi rebels in Yemen, Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James said Tuesday.
The Kremlin sharpened its accusations Wednesday in the wake of Turkey's downing of a Russian warplane, as Moscow's top diplomat called the incident a "planned provocation" that has dealt a blow to already fragile relations with NATO.
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