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ACUS: France Taps Paloméros for NATO Command Post in US

Chief of Staff of the French Air Force

Jean-Paul Palomeros, Chief of Staff of the French Air Force (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

ACUS: From Pierre Tran, Defense NewsFrance has nominated Gen. Jean-Paul Paloméros, French air chief of staff, as the next head of NATO’s Allied Command Transformation at Norfolk Va., sources familiar with the situation said. http://ow.ly/1lIZ0f

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ACUS: British pilots flew US drones in NATO mission over Libya

ACUS: From Alex Spillius, the Telegraph:  In a parliamentary answer, Lord Astor of Hever, under secretary of state at the Ministry of Defence, said drones belonging to the United States were operated by British pilots during the Nato operation in 2011. (more) http://ow.ly/1lGmwd

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ACUS: Young people share insights from NATO’s Chicago Summit

ACUS: From NATO:  Three young people from Armenia, Russia and the United Kingdom were among 20 competition winners to win a trip to NATO’s Chicago Summit in May. Upon returning home, they took time to reflect on their experiences.

Called ‘iReps’ the winners, from as far and wide as Libya and Indonesia, spent three days talking to NATO and national officials in the margins of the Chicago Summit. They also debated the challenges facing international peace and security with their peers. http://ow.ly/1lGiLY

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ACUS: The West is nervous about Syria’s chemical weaponry

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English: U.S. soldiers wearing full chemical protection (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

ACUS: From the Economist:  Western intelligence agencies have been monitoring Syria’s stockpile of chemical weapons and have been trying to work out what to do about them: Syria is the first country with weapons of mass destruction (WMD) to be ripped apart by civil war.

None of the options looks good. In the first place, Syria has an awful lot of the stuff, produced or stored at about 50 different sites scattered around the country. . . . (more) http://ow.ly/1lGf71

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ACUS: Cyber Chief: 17-fold increase in computer attacks on US infrastructure

ACUS: Cyber Chief: 17-fold increase in computer attacks on US infrastructure http://ow.ly/1lFWsf

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ACUS: Panetta and Polish Defense Minister working to establish ‘missile interceptor site in Poland by 2018’

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Leon Panetta (Photo credit: Fresh Conservative)

ACUS: From the Department of Defense: Secretary Panetta met with Poland’s Minister of National Defense Tomasz Siemoniak to discuss issues of mutual interest, including Afghanistan, NATO missile defense, and the ongoing crisis in Syria. (more) http://ow.ly/1lELxV

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ACUS: Why Reinhold Niebuhr Matters for Transatlantic Relations Today

ACUS: Why Reinhold Niebuhr Matters for

Reinhold Niebuhr

Reinhold Niebuhr (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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