For the period 26 0800LT Oct 11 – 26 1500LT Oct 11
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Watch Offr: Maj Torres, ESP(A)
Watch Asst: WO Stergiou, GRC(N)
1. NATO Areas of Interest (Political, Military, Economic and Terrorist items)
1.1. NATO AND PARTNER COUNTRIES
1.1.1. NATO - Russia
(TASS), There is no movement in the Russia-NATO talks on missile defence, Russian Foreign
Minister Sergei Lavrov said.
1.1.2. The United States – Russia
(TASS), The United Sates and Russia continue to cut their nuclear arsenals. This assessment was made by the
US Department of States on Tuesday that made public a fact sheet on the fulfilment by the two countries of their
obligations under the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New Start), which came into force on February 5.
BERLIN (AP) — The German government plans to shut down 31 military facilities across
the country as part of a drive to make the Bundeswehr more effective and professional.
1.1.4. Russia - Belarus
(TASS), Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko said on Wednesday that there had never been
misunderstanding between the Belarusian and Russian leadership on security issues.
KABUL, Oct 26 (Reuters) - Seventeen areas in Afghanistan have been slated for the next
phase of the security handover from foreign troops to Afghan forces, which President Hamid
Karzai is expected to announce next week, a senior Afghan official said on Wednesday.
1.3. MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA (MENA)
TRIPOLI, Oct 26 (Reuters) - Libya's interim leader urged NATO on Wednesday to maintain its involvement in the
country until the end of the year, though the Western military alliance that helped topple Muammar Gaddafi is
keen to wind up its formal mission within days.