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Russian flotilla enters North Sea after 20-year absence

A Russian navy flotilla has entered the North Sea for the first time in 20 years. The Russian Carrier Battlegroup was sighted 2 ...

News item | 08-05-2014 | 16:28

New NIMH book on secret Jedburgh operations

The Netherlands Institute of Military History this week presented its latest book, 'Operatie Jedburgh. Geheime geallieerde ...

News item | 29-04-2014 | 16:25

EU strives for rapid development of military capabilities

In the coming period, the Ministers of Defence of the 28 EU member states aim to press on with the strengthening of collective ...

News item | 21-02-2014 | 10:44

Dutch armed forces ranked second for gay rights

A study carried out by the The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies (HCSS) shows that the acceptance of lesbian, gay, bisexual and ...

News item | 21-02-2014 | 10:28

Patriot missiles to remain in Turkey

The Patriot missile systems the Netherlands stationed in the Turkish city of Adana will remain there for another year, until ...

News item | 15-11-2013 | 16:06

The Netherlands to contribute to UN mission in Mali

At the request of the United Nations, the Netherlands will contribute to MINUSMA, the stabilisation mission in Mali. This was ...

News item | 01-11-2013 | 16:21

Defence personnel battles the dust in Portugal

High temperatures, a mountainous area and a dusty environment. These are three typical conditions under which Dutch military ...

News item | 26-07-2013 | 11:05

Russian giant helps Dutch military personnel redeploy from Kunduz

The largest helicopter in the world, the Russian Mi-26, transports materiel of the Dutch police training mission from Kunduz to ...

News item | 22-07-2013 | 17:00

International security budget combines development, security and diplomacy

The Dutch government has set aside a new international security budget of €250 million annually. In a letter to the House of ...

News item | 12-07-2013 | 14:32

Hennis and Middendorp lower the flag of the police training mission

Sunday and yesterday, Minister of Defence Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert visited the Dutch troops in Mazar-e-Sharif and Kunduz. She ...

News item | 02-07-2013 | 15:22