Gates Leaves NATO Summit
Pleased With Outcomes
ENROUTE TO MUSCAT, Oman, April 4, 2008 –
Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said today that he is pleased with the results of the three-day NATO summit that wrapped up today.
U.S. May Send More Troops to Afghanistan in 2009, Gates Says
EN ROUTE TO MUSCAT, Oman, April 4, 2008 – The United States may send more troops to Afghanistan in 2009, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates confirmed today.
NATO Members Debate
Direction of Alliance
BUCHAREST, Romania, April 3, 2008 – The second day of NATO’s summit conference wrapped up here today with clear support for more troops in Afghanistan, a missile defense system for Europe and the hopes of eventually adding at least five more countries to the alliance.
NATO Offers Membership
To Two of Three Balkan Candidates
BUCHAREST, Romania, April 3, 2008 – NATO formally offered membership today to two of the three Balkan nations President Bush had strongly advocated for acceptance.
Bush Pushes NATO
To Accept Balkan Nations
BUCHAREST, Romania, April 2, 2008 – President Bush today called NATO’s upcoming decision on whether to accept three Balkan nations for membership into the alliance “historic” and said the United States strongly supports their membership.
Gates Arrives in Bucharest
BUCHAREST, Romania, April 2, 2008 - Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates landed
here today for the start of the NATO summit.
Bush Supports Ukrainian, Georgian Aspirations for NATO Membership
WASHINGTON, April 1, 2008 – President Bush strongly endorsed Ukraine’s and Georgia’s aspirations to join NATO during a news conference with reporters in the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv today.
U.S. Silver Star Recipient
Honored at NATO Summit
BUCHAREST, Romania, April 3, 2008 - Deep within the cavernous marble walls
of the Palace of the Parliament here today sat two Texans, casually talking
about - what else - Texas. The first was President Bush, here for the first
full day of NATO talks. The second was Army Spc. Monica Brown, here to help
kick off the first full day of the talks.
NATO Looks to Expand Membership
For only the sixth time in its 59-year history, NATO is poised to expand its membership this week. At the alliance’s three-day summit conference officials are expected to extend an invitation to Albania, Croatia and Macedonia for NATO membership.
New World Leads to Transformation
NATO’s creation in 1949 provided a unique framework for Western military cooperation in an era of Soviet expansion, and subsequently throughout the Cold War.
NATO Grows with Afghan Experience
NATO’s effort in Afghanistan shows not only how far the alliance has come from its original mission of confronting the Cold War era’s Soviet threat, but also how far it has to go to become a force for the 21st century.