Πέμπτη, 23 Οκτωβρίου 2008

Top world military leaders meet in Lake Placid

Top world military leaders meet in Lake Placid
LAKE PLACID — Some of the most powerful military commanders in the world met in Lake Placid over the weekend.
Speculation was rife after a C-32, the military equivalent to a Boeing 757 airliner, touched down Friday at the Adirondack Regional Airport in Lake Clear. The 155-foot-long jumbo jet, which is used as Air Force 2 when the vice president is aboard, was emblazoned with “United States of America” on the side and parked on the eastern edge of the airport...

... Defense Department officials wouldn’t comment this weekend, but the day after the planes had left, Capt. John Kirby, a special assistant to Mullen, confirmed that the top military leaders from five countries met in Lake Placid to discuss mutual security issues, including Afghanistan.
“I’m not at liberty to go into the details that was discussed, but they went through a wide range of security issues that are common to all five nations,” Kirby said.
“They discussed, in broad terms, progress in Afghanistan and where we’re heading with regard to Afghanistan, particularly the NATO mission there. And they discussed other mutual issues of security concer ...>>> http://www.pressrepublican.com/homepage/local_story_295092819.html?keyword=topstory
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Turkey & the Caucasus after Georgia - The Jamestown Foundation
Wednesday, October 29, 20089:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Introduction:Glen E. HowardPresidentThe Jamestown FoundationPanel One:9:30 - 10:45 a.m.
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Mitat Celikpala“Turkey's Reaction to the War in the Caucasus"Associate Professor, Department of International RelationsTOBB University,

AnkaraSaban Kardas"Turkey and the Caucasus Stability Pact"Department of International Relations, Sakarya University,
TurkeyCoffee Break10:45 - 11:00 a.m.Panel Two:11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Igor Torbakov"The Impact of the War on Russia-Turkish Relations"Senior ResearcherFinnish Institute of International Affairs, Helsinki,

FinlandJohn C. K. Daly"The Strategic Implications of the Montreux Conventionfor Non-Black Sea Powers"Fellow in Eurasian Defense and Security AffairsThe Jamestown Foundation*Keynote Luncheon Speaker*12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.Graham Fuller“Turkey and Georgia in the Changing Landscape of Eurasia”Afternoon Panel:1:45 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.Paul Goble“Caucasian Diasporas and Turkish Foreign Policy”Director of Research and PublicationsAzerbaijan Diplomatic AcademyIbrahim Kalin“The Internal Dynamics of Turkish Foreign Policy”Director General SETAFoundation for Political, Economic and Social ResearchAnkara and Georgetown UniversityDato Soumbadze“A Georgian Perspective of Turkey’s Role in the Caucasus”Central Asia-Caucasus Institute
Wednesday, October 29, 20089:30 A.M. - 3:30 PMThe Jamestown Foundation1111 16th St. NWWashington, DC 20036

At stake for Washington is America’s continued strategic access to the Black Sea via the Bosporus and Russian territorial aspirations to Crimea. Join us for a full day discussion on Turkey and the Caucasus after Georgia as we address Ankara’s changing ties to the South Caucasus and its implications for regional security.....

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