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NATO Defense Ministers' Meeting
Krakow, Poland February 2009
Poland
NATO

U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, second from left, conducts a meeting with Canadian Defense Minister Peter MacKay, second from right, during the Krakow Defense Ministerial Conference in Krakow, Poland, Feb. 20, 2009. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jerry Morrison

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NATO to Give More Aid to Afghanistan

KRAKOW, Poland, Feb. 20, 2009 – NATO nations are coming through with military and civilian commitments to Afghanistan, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said at the end of the NATO defense ministers meeting. Story»

Gates Encouraged by NATO Defense Leaders Discussions on Afghanistan

KRAKOW, Poland, Feb. 19, 2009 – Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said he is encouraged by discussions with NATO allies on the way forward in Afghanistan. Story»

Ballistic Missile Defense
Efforts Tied to Iran, Gates Says

KRAKOW, Poland, Feb. 19, 2009 – A NATO ballistic missile defense system wouldn’t be needed if Iran didn’t pose a threat, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said. Story»

U.S., Poland Sign Special Ops
Memo of Understanding

KRAKOW, Poland, Feb. 19, 2009 – Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates and Polish Defense Minister Bogdan Klich signed a memorandum of understanding that will increase cooperation between the two countries’ special operations forces. Story»

Defense Leaders Meet in Poland

KRAKOW, Poland, Feb. 18, 2009 - NATO defense leaders are meeting in Krakow, Poland, to discuss the situation in Afghanistan and prepare for April’s NATO summit meeting. Story»

U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates gives his remarks and answers questions during a press conference in Krakow, Poland, Feb. 20, 2009. Gates was in Poland to attend the Krakow Defense Ministerial Conference. DoD photo by Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jerry Morrison

Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, right, talks with NATO Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer during a recent visit to Krakow, Poland, Feb. 20, 2009. Gates was in Poland to attend the Krakow Defense Ministerial Conference. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jerry Morrison

U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates is greeted by Kurt Volker, ambassador, U.S. Permanent Representative of NATO during a recent visit to Krakow, Poland, Feb. 19, 2009. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jerry Morrison