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United States Department of Defense United States Department of Defense NATO 25th Summit Meeting - May 2012

Published May 20, 2012

Representatives from 60 countries and organizations are participating in the 25th NATO summit in Chicago - the largest ever. The top issues to be discussed at the summit include keeping Afghanistan secure, ensuring NATO's capability in the 21st century and enhancing the alliance's global network of partners.

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Panetta: U.S., Pakistan Progressing in
Supply-line Talks

The United States continues to negotiate with Pakistan toward a resolution that will lead to the reopening of transport routes that have been closed since November to supplies bound for troops in Afghanistan, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta said. Story

Panetta Thanks Asian Nations for Supply Routes

U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta expressed his appreciation to several Central Asian nations for allowing the transit of troops and goods through their territory to supply the International Security Assistance Force mission in Afghanistan. Story

Summit Charts NATO Course in Afghanistan

NATO hasn’t just endured, it has thrived, President Barack Obama said at the conclusion of the alliance’s summit in Chicago. Story

NATO Secretary General Terms Summit a Success

Heads of state and government, their foreign and defense ministers and others who gathered in Chicago have accomplished what they set out to do, NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said. Story

Clinton Affirms NATO Open-door Policy

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said at NATO’s summit in Chicago today that member nations are committed to the organization’s open-door membership policy, which she called a “powerful motivation” for countries wishing to join the alliance. Story

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