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Ambassador Douglas Lute, U.S. Ambassador to NATO Remarks to Afghan Journalists via Digital Video Conference

May 21, 2015 Ambassador Lute:  As Shannon introduced, NATO Foreign Ministers met last Wednesday and Thursday in Antalya on the Mediterranean coast of Turkey.  The 28 Ministers came together and did a lot of NATO business, but the opening session of the two-day ministerial was the session on Afghanistan.  So here you had Foreign Minister ...
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Ambassador Lute’s Remarks at Friends of Europe on NATO’s Readiness Action Plan

Speakers: Douglas E. Lute, U.S. Ambassador to NATO Marjanne de Kwaasteniet, Dutch Ambassador to NATO Karl Heinz Kamp, Federal Academy for Security Policy, Germany Moderator:  Ladies and gentlemen, good evening.  Welcome to Friends of Europe and welcome to this evening’s discussion of the NATO spearhead.  My name is Giles Merritt.  I’m the Secretary General of ...
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NATO Ballistic Missile Defense Capabilities

April 17, 2015 Ambassador Douglas Lute, Op-Ed This month, the United States will deliver a 9,000-ton boost to the ballistic missile defense (BMD) capabilities of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). With the arrival of the USS Porter, the third U.S. BMD-capable Aegis ship to be home-ported in Spain, the U.S. continues to meet its ...
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