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British troops arrive to Hoek van Holland to travel by land to Norway, as part of NATO military exercise Trident Juncture, October 10, 2018.

2 of NATO’s biggest militaries are taking a 1,200-mile road trip before massive war games start

Troops and vehicles from every NATO member country are heading to Norway this month, and some of them are taking advantage of the trip to practice skills they've let slip after the Cold War.

NATO invited the Russians to watch its massive war games because they really want Moscow to get the message

Senior NATO commander Adm. James Foggo says he wants Russia to come observe NATO's largest exercise in nearly two decades because he wants to make sure Moscow receives the intended "strong deterrence message."
The Russian Yasen-class nuclear attack submarine Severodvinsk

Russia’s submarines are showing they can strike deep inside Europe, and they’ve got the US Navy on edge

Western officials have warned repeatedly about Russia's increasingly sophisticated and active submarines, but it's what those submarines can do to land targets that may stir the most worry among those leaders and the US Navy.
Pfc. Poff, a 3rd Cavalry Regiment soldier assigned to the Train, Advise, Assist Command – East advisory team security force, keeps watch from behind a position of cover in a rural area adjacent to the the Nangarhar police Regional Logistics Center during an advising trip Jan. 6, 2015. US Army

A US service member has been killed in action in Afghanistan ahead of 17th anniversary of the war’s start

A US service member was killed in Afghanistan on Thursday in an unspecified incident that is under investigation. This loss comes just days ahead of the 17th anniversary of the start of the war in Afghanistan.
Latvian National Guard unit takes part in the urban fighting drill during the NATO Saber Strike exercise

NATO is gearing up for its largest war games since the Cold War in a huge show of force

NATO is preparing to hold its "biggest exercises in many years," reportedly the largest joint military drills since the end of the Cold War. The drills will come just weeks after Russian and Chinese troops joined forces for Russia's massive war games.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel, far left, with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, third from left, and President Donald Trump, at the 2018 NATO Summit in Brussels, July 11, 2018.

NATO leaders are worried about cyberattacks, but it’s not clear they all agree on what that means

Despite NATO's increasing focus on and preparation for cyberattacks, it's still not clear that the alliance has a unifying standard for defining what an attack is and how severe its effects are.
Supporters of the movement to boycott the referendum vote celebrated in the street in Skopje, Macedonia, on Sunday after election officials announced low voter-turnout figures.

Macedonia may be stuck outside the EU and NATO after its people refused to change the country’s name

A referendum over the weekend on changing the name to North Macedonia failed because too few people voted. It was an attempt to break a diplomatic logjam keeping the country out of the regional power blocs of NATO and the European Union.
Tankers from the 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, fire during unit gunnery at Fort Stewart, Georgia, March 29, 2018.

The Army is getting ready for a tough fight with a more capable enemy, and now 2 of its units are undergoing big changes

The Pentagon has shifted its focus to preparing for a potential fight with a peer or near-peer competitor, and the Army has been converting some units to boost the size and effectiveness of its armor.
Soldiers hold their national flags during the official welcoming ceremony for NATO's Canadian-led Enhanced Forward Presence (EFP) combat battalion in Adazi, Latvia, June 19, 2017.

NATO’s top officer says we’re living with ‘a more blurred line between peace and war’ — thanks to new Russian tactics

NATO has shifted its focus back to Eastern Europe to counter conventional threats posed by a more capable and ambitious Russia, but the challenges go beyond defeating Moscow on a traditional battlefield, the NATO chief said this month.
President Donald Trump is greeted by Polish President Andrzej Duda as he visits Poland during the Three Seas Initiative Summit in Warsaw, Poland July 6, 2017.

Poland says it’s willing to pay $2 billion to build ‘Fort Trump,’ and Trump sounds interested in the offer

Poland has a longstanding interest in closer security ties with the US, and in the years since Russia's incursion in Ukraine, that interest has grown — now Poland is willing to cough up the cash to pay for it.