ABC Digital Report: Obama, Turkish PM Discuss Support in Syria
Thu, 16 May 2013|
President Obama says US will continue pressure on Syrian President Bashar Assad amid opposition.
'This Week': Israel Hits Syria
there's a lot of disillusion with the united states in the muslim world. And that's clears it up. Yeah. Britain and france are going to start arming the rebels it's a move in the direction of nato and the president moving. And we'reseem to be happening is there's a lot of disillusion with the united states in the muslim world. And that's a problem. It is. What I see, I saw a signal by general edris, who is the head of the rebels and the military council. And he renounced al qaeda. I know there's questions -- that clears it up. Yeah. Britain and france are going to start arming the rebels, i think that's a signal that some -- I won't say cover. But it's a move in the direction of nato and the president moving. And we're not going to go in alone. And refugees. We have got to do a whole lot
5 Living U.S. Presidents Unite for Bush-43 Presidential Library Dedication
Melissa Stockwell united states army. allegedly flag at the United States of America Berlusconi of Italy . Former prime read Of the United Kingdom . Former president General of NATO . royal highness ambassador to the United States . And ambassadorpresence in -- Five. People here today who have sat in. The United States and you just don't see very often returned to President Bush. It's extraordinary the way he has basically forming the radar. Notand gentlemen. The pledge of allegiance. Led by first lieutenant Melissa Stockwell united states army. -- allegedly sent to the flag at the United States of America. And -- -- republic for which it stands. One nation under god. Indivisible. With liberty and justice for all. Please-- -- Flores of El Salvador. Former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi of Italy . Former prime minister. Tony Blair and -- -- read -- Of the United Kingdom . Former president a former prime minister and this -- John Howard. Of Australia. Former prime minister. And this is Ehud Olmert. Of Israel. Former Secretary General current Secretary General of NATO . -- -- -- -- -- royal highness. Vanguard -- son of Saudi Arabia. I don't. Ultimately thought of offering. Former ambassador to the United States . And ambassador Ron and send of India. -- ambassadors to the United States . Ambassador Salam Al Sabah of Kuwait. Ambassador do you -- -- teach out of Indonesia. Ambassador. Pak Gil -- Checking me and
Obama Stresses Importance of Breaking Down Stereotypes Between Mexico, US
the new president NATO . How I handled from. President NATO 's moves. I think prevail in the United States and Mexico. You with the pit the United States . Including tens Between Mexico in the United States . Despite all thethe White House been surprised by some of the reactions from. President NATO's moves. I think again the president was very careful how he worded this yesterday during this press conference he said he looks
July 8, 1997: NATO Expansion
military leaders of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization including President Clinton the president and other NATO leaders issued today Czech Republic joined NATO and are attacked. American That is after all the NATO play and attack on onethe Spanish capital Madrid today the political and military leaders of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization including President Clinton certainly stretch the boundaries. In its most dramatic decision since its creation after World War II the alliance. -- formally asked Poland Hungary and the Czech Republic all of them once under Soviet domination and thus in the enemy camp. To join the west. ABC's John -- who is traveling with the president reports from space. The invitation the president and other NATO leaders issued today also contains a promise. If hungry Poland and the Czech Republic joined NATO and are attacked. American troops will defend those lands as readily as they defend Honolulu Peoria. For the Chesapeake Bay. That is after all the NATO play -- and attack on one it's an attack on all. We bridge the chasm in history and began turning. -- Europe and then who. What's remarkable as the diplomats worked out the details here. Is how little debate there has been in Washington and the US in general about this potentially huge new obligation for American soldiers. That appears to be changing. I think these are questions that need to be answered before we have invitations to expand. NATO . Twenty senators have now written the president expressing concerns that NATO rushed -- to these invitations. And their beliefs that these issues deserve more debate. -- concerns include cost the Congressional Budget Office predicts that NATO enlargement will cost US taxpayers nineteen billion dollars over fifteen years. The administration says the cost would be about 80% lower than that figure and argues it's money well spent to keep the peace. The senate can stop NATO expansion if it wants to 34 votes against will do it the vote is early next year. Several other countries also wanted
Bush's NATO Agenda
attending that NATO summit we mentioned of joining NATO . Worried about of its oil. Germany 's chancellor acceptance. NATO store must saying for weeks NATO will make new troops from France . And a few successful NATO is to membersto allow two former Soviet republics to start the process of joining NATO . Worried about antagonizing Russia which supplies a third of its oil. Germany's chancellor Merkel led the effort to keep out Ukraine and Georgia the president says it's not a question of whether but when those two countries are acceptance. NATO store must remain open to other nations in Europe that share our -- for liberty. And while saying for weeks NATO will make new troop commitments for Afghanistan all the president got was a thousand troops from France . And a few hundred from others still 5000 short of the number commanders asked for two years ago. I mean I know the impression -- settlements there in public opinion and in the media. That's that's that it is all gloom and doom it is -- we are really successful -- -- -- -- NATO is to members larger Croatia and Albania and a moving moment. This is the actual all freedoms. -- very much for these great to us that voter -- you. This is mr. Bush's last NATO meeting and alliance that may be bigger but as having difficulty with new challenges. David -- ABC news Bucharest Romania.
Margaret Thatcher on 'This Week'
conjunction with the United States government what engagement for the United States forces are rules as being on the NATO of the west side and crews. On NATO 's side. I'm west and take the United States as you talked withthe -- trenches on the Soviet side the postings and crews. On NATO's side. I'm -- to determine the -- its -- to be pissed by the titans eight. Isn't it -- -- -- minimum
Musician Upstages NATO
NATO summit is coming to an end and it turns up the for many journalists today the monitor. You're wondering. If you watch late night. 1980s in the United States you've got to know flew. its commercial wherever. His son. We watch-- -- You're wondering. If you watch late night. 1980s in the United States you've got to know -- -- flew. -- its commercial wherever. His son. -- -- We watch the president you. A little
NATO Crafts a Response to Russia
And NATO 's headquarters in Belgium talks for the first time since the conflict A new line. To be drawn in Europe to NATO 's Secretary General that can be no native continue to force the to even while NATO is offering support to Georgia. It doesn'tAnd NATO's headquarters in Belgium talks for the first time since the conflict in the caucuses began more than twelve days ago. US secretary of state Condoleezzagoing to -- A new line. To be drawn in Europe to NATO's Secretary General that can be no visas as usual with Russia. On the present circumstances. Part of the peace plan signed by
Target Libya: NATO Takes On Larger Role
NATO now says it's picking up some of joins us now from a US air base in Italy good morning Good morning Robin general the Libya could now decline with NATO 's announcement that it will oversee role even when they handed over to NATO .of US pilots in the -- -- Libya could now decline with NATO's announcement that it will oversee enforcement of the no fly zone. But still a crucial question. Who will take over responsibility. To protect civilians meaning target conduct these troops. What ever happens general ham will probably have some role even when they handed over to NATO .
Obama's Address on Afghanistan: Part 1
Good evening. To the United States corps of For the men and women of armed services 420 to one. For the first time in its history. The North Atlantic Treaty Organization invoked article five the commitment that says an attackwas 420 to one. For the first time in its history. The North Atlantic Treaty Organization invoked article five the commitment that says an attack on one member nation is an attack on all. In the united nations
Rumsfeld: 40+ Years Of Memories
to a from them. A hundred historic who had been the dean of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization . When I served as ambassador. So I bought it. And I was going to Belgium and He was nursing home and I took it with means that Andrei Vfrom them. A hundred historic who had been the dean of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization . When I served as ambassador. So I bought it. And I was going to Belgium and He was -- nursing home and I took it with means that Andrei V fallen on hard times. He's selling your
Obama Speaks at NATO Summit in Chicago
An awful lot of our NATO allies. And just As I said yesterday NATO has been the bedrock recently in Libya were NATO afforded that no one Chicago we have a NATO alliance a stronger our nation's. The United States include. Is morewar in Afghanistan to a responsible -- We also agreed on what NATO's relationship with Afghanistan will look like after 4014. -- will continue to train advise and assist. And support Afghan forces as they
Cost of Military Operation in Libya
States and United Kingdom you're from the United States Break down about when NATO might take has been United States wants immunity Stephanie. The NATO . Looks like don't want NATO to take over France didn't take over in Germany has beentold that a 161 tomahawk missiles have been launched in both the United States and United Kingdom you're on the majority of them from the United States -- Break down the cost each one of those missiles they cost one point four million dollars each. Quite inexpensive missile. Ona fighter -- unbelievable -- what's the latest you're hearing about when NATO might take over the lead in this operation. Well as you heard mark. This piece and it looks like this weekend has been United States wants immunity takeover President Obama has been pretty firm and consistent. That He that the United States is the leading edge in this coalition that they're setting the conditions for the no fly zone but then after this. They want -- handed -- and an additional coalition partner but it's been tricky I'll tell you Stephanie. The NATO . Looks like an easy solution but you -- Even the members of NATO don't want NATO to take over France didn't want to take over in Germany has been imposed a no fly zone from the beginning they're looking for a compromise because of the Arab partners that are involved with Qatar and United Arab Emirates. One solution that they're looking at right now -- having NATO handle the logistical aspects of this and then having the foreign ministers of the coalition partners set up a steering committee. To
Generations Collide on New Realtiy Series
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Interview With Clinton and Gates
mission. NATO . Has assumed take that NATO which is transitioned to NATO command and assigned to Italy or. Are I've heard. NATO say that discuss some NATO officials threat to United States now. Now You know France and the United Kingdom and otherthat I just add two points to what Secretary Gates said. The United States senate called for no fly zone and resolution that it passed. I think on -- the first. And that mission. Is on the brink of having been accomplished. And there was a lot of congressional support to do something. There is no perfect option when one is looking at a situation like this I think that the president ordered. The best. Available option the United States . Worked with the international community to make sure that there was authorization to do what we have. Helped to accomplish. But what is quite remarkable here. Is that. NATO assuming. The responsibility for the entire mission. Means that the United States will move to a supporting role. Just as our allies are helping us in Afghanistan where we bear the disproportionate. Amount of sacrifice and the cost. We are supporting -- missions through NATO that was. Very much initiated by European request joined by -- -- requests. I think this is -- He watershed. Moment in.forces that are already assigned to Europe -- have been assigned to Italy or. Are at sea and Mediterranean I've heard. NATO say that this -- anticipate discuss some NATO officials say this could be three months. But people in the Pentagon -- can be far longer than that do you think will be gone by the end of the year -- the mission be over by the end of the year I don't think anybody knows. Do you think Libya -- an actual or imminent threat to United States now. Now it was not it was not a vital. National interest of the United States but it wasn't interest and -- -- an interest for all of the reasons Secretary Clinton talked about. The engagement of theAnd we were sitting here the Christ would be why did the United States that do anything why how could you stand by win. You know France and the United Kingdom and other Europeans and the in the Arab League in your Arab partners were saying. You've got to do something so. Every
Webcast: Economic Regulatory Plan, Bush Invites Kiev to Nato , Zimbabwe Vote
before heading to the last NATO summit of his presidency Ukraine and its bid to join NATO . But judging by the hostile protesters say they don't need NATO . Expect a verbal slugfest make its one stop in the United States and San Francisco organizersthan two weeks the torch will make its one stop in the United States and San Francisco -- organizers are preparing for a massive demonstrations. That's Lloyd ABC news Beijing. And now we moved to our
Bush Vs. Putin
today on the way to the NATO summit. Ukraine which Europe wants to be part of NATO Mr. Bush supports that A chance to join the NATO alliance says nine other trouble convincing some NATO allies France and Germany rely on Russian oil andShould have been going for a chance. A chance to join the NATO alliance says nine other former Soviet republics have done. But Mr. Bush is having trouble convincing some NATO allies France and Germany rely on Russian oil and gas. And you -- go hasn't persuaded his own people less and a third of ukrainians support joining the western alliance. In the streets if she does Mr. Bush arrived Soviet era flags and noted NATO signs. Russia's president Vladimir Putin has gone even further threatening to point nuclear weapons that Ukraine if NATO ever opens bases here. They're not gonna sit by passively. As American NATO military power moves closer and closer and eventually encircle Russia they -- react as would any great now as would week. If
President Obama: 'The US Has Not Acted Alone'
nations like the United Kingdom France Canada Denmark. Norway. Italy and Spain. Greece one month the United States has worked with effective alliance NATO has taken command transfer from the United States to NATO will take placeIn the suffer the United States has not acted along. Instead we have been joined by -- strong and growing coalition. This includes our closest Dallas nations like the United Kingdom France Canada Denmark. Norway. Italy and Spain. Greece. And Turkey. All of whom have fought by our sides for decades. And it includes Arab partners. Like Carter. In the United Arab Emirates -- have chosen to meet their responsibilities to defend the Libyan people. To summarize them. In just one month the United States has worked with our international partners to mobilize a broad coalition. Secure an international mandate to protect civilians. Stop and advancing army.and partners. Tonight we are fulfilling that pledge. Are most effective alliance NATO has taken command. Of the enforcement of the arms embargo and the no -- Last night -- decided to take off the additional responsibility of protecting Libyan civilians. This transfer from the United States to NATO will take place on Wednesday. Going forward. The lead in enforcing the no fly zone and protecting civilians on the ground will transition to our allies and partners and I am fully confident. But our coalition will keep the pressure on Gadhafi is remaining forces. In that effort the United States will play a supporting role. Including intelligence logistical support. Search and rescue assistance. And capabilities to jam regime communications. Because of this transition toward broader NATO based coalition. The risk and cost of this operation to our military and two American taxpayers. Will be reduced significantly. So for those who doubted our capacity to carry out this operation. -- want to be clear. United States of America has done not what we said we wouldn't do. That's not to say that our work is complete. In additionresponsive to Libyan people will be a difficult task. And while the United States will do our part to help. It will be a task for the international community. And more importantly -- task for the
Libyan Civil War: Is NATO Doing Enough?
forces. No sign of NATO . Here's Miguel Marquez complained loudly that NATO isn't doing enough limits of air power NATO says Gadhafi has purposely Recently difficult. Still NATO is ratcheting up the pressure Britain and France or sending militaryin his rather indiscriminate shelling back -- -- forces. No sign of NATO . Here's Miguel Marquez on the situation there right now. The fight in his wanted grows more intense by the -- -- nearly two months rebels' former shopkeepers and teachers have held out against the dolphins better trained. Better equipped forces. Every day twenty to fifty people injured or killed. Rebels complained loudly that NATO isn't doing enough where -- the airstrikes why aren't they protecting civilians. His -- -- underscores the limits of air power NATO says Gadhafi has purposely wedged his heavy armor into civilian neighborhoods striking at it. Recently difficult. Still NATO is ratcheting up the pressure Britain and France or sending military advisors to the rebel capital -- Ghazi. Gadhafi appears to be feeling the heat. President to contain the rebellion