8/14/ Why US Democracy Transition in Egypt Turns Again

8/1 State Dept warns potential al-Qaida-related terrorist attacks particularly strong in Middle East and North Africa (MENA) between now and the end of August

Egypt and USrael-PA plan for Palestinian 'final solution' interconnected attempt to secure US imperialism's waning domination:

U.S. supports Egypt's democratic transition: Panetta
7/31/12 http://www.xinhuanet.com/english2010/
Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi meets with U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta at the presidential palace in Cairo, Egypt (Xinhua/Egyptian Persistency)
CAIRO-- U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta reiterated U.S. support for legitimate peaceful transition to democratic rule in Egypt in his talks with Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi. "The U.S. supported strongly a democratic future in Egypt," Panetta told reporters...He also held talks with Hussein Tantawi, chief of the Egyptian Supreme Council of the Armed Forces [SCAF] , asserting the importance of Egypt-U.S. military relations which have promoted regional stability for over 30 years. Since Morsi took office in the most populous Arab nation June 30. U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton visited in mid-July and reiterated the one-billion-dollar debt relief for Egypt announced by the Obama administration last year. She said the U.S. would grant Egypt 250 million dollars of trade credit guarantees and establish an investment fund worth 60 million dollars. A high-level U.S. delegation will visit Cairo in September..

U.S. to go ahead with joint military exercise in Egypt
7/31/13 http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/07/31/us-egypt-protests-usa-military
US plans to hold the mid-September 'Bright Star' major military exercise in Egypt, U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said, even after (sic) Egypt's military toppling of the president and the violence it has ensued....The joint drill...a cornerstone of U.S.-Egyptian military relations, began after the U.S. brokered the Egypt-Israel Camp David Peace Accords....Egypt's interim military-backed rulers signaled they would soon act to end weeks of sit-in protests, setting up a potentially bloody showdown with Morsi Muslim Brotherhood supporters....

Hagel Contacts Egyptian General Now In Charge
7/3/13 http://www.military.com/daily-news/2013/07/03/hagel-contacts-egyptian-ge...
.Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has maintained close contact with *Gen. Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, who graduated from the U.S. War College in 2006, through the political crisis...and last Thursday as the huge demonstrations calling for Morsi's ouster took an increasingly anti-U.S. tone...Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, also kept in contact with Egyptian chief of staff Gen. Sedki Sobhi, to assure that U.S. citizens in Egypt, and the U.S. Embassy in Cairo, would be protected...Hagel and Dempsey were walking a fine line in contacts with the Egyptian military, expressing concern while attempting to avoid the impression that the U.S. was manipulating events behind the scenes...

*Egypt army chief El-Sissi trained at US Army War College
7/7/13 http://cumberlink.com/news/local/egypt-s-army-chief-trained-at-army-war-...
April 24, 2013 file photo, Egyptian Defense Minister Gen. Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi reviews honor guards during an arrival ceremony for his U.S. counterpart at the Ministry of Defense in Cairo. El-Sissi, born in 1954, appointed commander in chief of the Egyptian armed forces since August 2012, replacing Field Marshall Mohammed Hussein Tantawi. he is Chairman of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) and Minister of Defense. El-Sisi graduated from Egyptian military academy in 1977 and received master's degree from US army War College in 2006. He was appointed Commander of the Northern Military Region-Alexandria and Head of Military Intelligence.

Recruiting al-Sisi and military leaders from other U.S. allies to the Army War College is an investment in the future, said Maj. Gen. Tony Cucolo, commandant at the college. Its international fellows program began in the 1970s. “It is so critical to know that the voice on the other end of the line is someone you trust because you have spent a year together studying, talking about everything from Thucydides to ethics to favorite sports teams,” said Cucolo. Social events help their families form bonds. That pays off when a crisis erupts in a country.
The average student comes with 22 years of experience, which these days includes Operations Iraqi Freedom or Enduring Freedom. A board of US military officials invites candidates to attend. Despite its name, the Army War College welcomes more than Army students for its yearlong course. The class of 2013 included 225 Army, 15 Navy, 32 Air Force, 17 Marine Corps and one Coast Guard officer; 24 civilian intelligence officers from agencies such as the CIA and the National Security Agency; and 71 international officers. Classes teach military men and women leadership skills, the theory of war and strategy, national security policy, campaigning and regional security, cyber strategy, the industrial base, stewardship, board security and exploring the legitimacy of and alternatives to targeted killing.Many attendees come with battlefield experience that involves making black-and-white decisions.“Our intent is take these soldiers, sailors, airmen, Marines and intelligence officers to go from tactical-level operations and decision-makers to direct leadership roles,” said Bill Waddell, director of the command and control group and cyberspace operations.

Closer Egypt-Israel Relations
8/14 Foreign Policy Situation Report
As turmoil in Egypt unfolds, an Israeli drone strike in the Sinai suggests greater cooperation between the two countries. WSJ's Adam Entous and Charles Levinson: "Israel and Egypt are quietly cooperating to quell Islamist militants along their border, Western officials say, a sensitive relationship illuminated by a deadly Israeli drone strike late last week inside Egyptian territory. Israel's intervention in the Sinai Peninsula-which Egyptian officials denied, and which Israeli officials neither confirmed nor denied-would be the clearest manifestation of the high-level interaction between Israeli and Egyptian military and intelligence chiefs, according to the Western officials. Such cooperation between the U.S. allies has increased since last month's ouster of Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi, these officials say."
"Relations with Egypt, a source of stability for Israel before the Arab Spring, have warmed significantly in recent weeks. Israeli officials make no secret they welcomed ouster of Mr. Morsi... A senior US official described military cooperation between Israel and Egypt as 'better than ever'... Read the rest here.
Appointment of 19 generals as provincial governors in Egypt- NYT:  "...Of the 25 provincial governors named, 19 are generals: 17 from the military, 2 from the police.... "A military general appointee, Gov. Mahmoud Othman Ateeq of Sohag, former deputy governor in Alexandria, was filmed in 2011 raising a gun at a demonstration of teachers heard begging for their lives."

US, Israel stage joint aerial drill
7/21/13 http://www.china.org.cn/world/2013-07/21/content_29488021.htm
The US and Israeli air forces launched a two week joint drill, "Juniper Stallion 13", with an undisclosed number of F-15 and F-16 fighter jets participating on the IAF Uvda Base in the southern Negev Desert where pilots will practice live air-to- air combat maneuvers, mid-air refueling, bombing runs and other missions. The exercise is at a time of heightened tensions along Israel's borders with Egypt, Syria, and Lebanon, but an IDF spokesman said "it is an annual exercise designed to improve the interoperability and cooperation between Israeli and U.S. air forces"

Israeli Drone Strike in Egypt Kills 5
8/9/13 AP http://www.ksla.com/story/23093488/officials-israeli-drone-strike-kills-...
An Israeli drone strike killed five suspected militants and destroyed a rocket launcher in the Sinai Peninsula Friday... an Israeli drone attack in the Sinai could signal a significant new level of security cooperation between the two former foes following a military coup that ousted Egypt's president, Mohammed Morsi,

U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff Visits Israel
Precedes Visit by Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Martin Dempsey
8/9/13 http://www.tabletmag.com/scroll/140729/u-s-air-force-chief-of-staff-visi...

Secret US Military Leaders Visits to Israel
Gen. Mark A. Welsh, chief of staff of the US Air Force, completed a week-long visit, secret at US request, as guest of Israel Air Force chief Maj.Gen. Amir Eshel. Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, is due here Monday as a guest of IDF Chief of General Staff Lt.-Gen. Benny Gantz....

Egyptian liberals call for crackdown against pro-Morsi sit-ins
8/12/13 http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east/egyptian-liberals-call-f...
“Liberals see the Muslim Brotherhood as a fundamental threat to all they hold dear, and that takes precedent above all else. This hatred of the Muslim Brotherhood by liberals is so intense they support a forced dispersal of the protests, even if it involves the killing of unarmed civilians” said *Shadi Hamid, Brookings Doha Center Director of Research.

* Shadi Hamid is director of research for the Brookings Doha Center and a fellow at the Brookings Saban Center for Middle East Policy. His research focuses on Islamist political parties and democratic reform in the Arab world. Prior to joining Brookings, Hamid was director of research at the Project on Middle East Democracy (POMED) and a Stanford University Center Hewlett fellow on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law. He has conducted extensive research on the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt and Jordan, including as a resident fellow at the American Center for Oriental Research in Amman. Hamid is currently Vice-Chair of POMED, a member of the World Bank’s MENA Advisory Panel, and a correspondent for The Atlantic. http://www.brookings.edu/about/centers/doha/about

The Brookings Doha Center, based in Qatar, is an initiative of the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C., that advances high-quality, independent policy analysis and research on the Middle East... including relations with the United States. The Brookings Doha Center International Advisory Council Director, *H.E. Sheikh Hamid bin Jassim bin Jabr Al-Thani, the former Qatar prime minister and minister of foreign affairs, serves as co-chair with Brookings President Strobe Talbott. Members include: Madeleine Albright, Samuel Berger, Zbigniew Brzezinski, Edward Djerejian, Pervez Hoodhboy, Fareed Zakaria, Rima Khalaf Hunaidi, Rami Khouri, Atta-ur-Rahman

Egypt forces disperse Cairo sit-ins, at least 1,000 killed
8/14/13 20:49 http://www.aa.com.tr/en/rss/215388

"We have no guns... This is a coup and in any country people would stand up to this. Obama is talking about democracy? He is a hypocrite. They are killing us with American aid money," Hussein Ibrahim said.... Egypt's military receives more than $1 billion U.S. aid. annually...


Kerry says Egyptian Army "Restored Democracy"
8/2/13 www.i24news.tv/ app.php/ en/ news/ international/ middle-east/ 130802-kerry-says-egyptian-army-has-restored-democracy -
U.S. Secretary of State Kerry said Thursday the Egyptian “ military did not take over, to the best of our judgment - so far - to run the country, there’s a civilian government. In effect, they were restoring democracy:.. questioned over allegations Egyptian troops shot dead people in the streets Kerry said “Oh, no. That’s not restoring democracy,we’r e very, very concerned... I’ve been in touch with all the players there and made it clear that is absolutely unacceptable, it cannot happen”...Last week the Obama administration told lawmakers it does not plan on defining the overthrow of Egypt’s government as a coup, meaning the United States could continue providing $1.5 billion in annual aid to Egypt

8/14 "White House Strongly Condemns Egypt's Violent Crackdown and Martial Law"
Speaking from Martha’s Vineyard, where President Obama is vacationing, deputy press secretary Josh Earnest said "the White House strongly condemns' the military’s martial law and violent crackdown that has killed scores of protesters to disperse anti-government sit-ins and demonstrations... Despite the violence, Earnest said the administration would not change its approach to the military government led by Gen. Abdel Fatah al-Sissi... the administration has sought to cast itself as a neutral actor in the widening standoff...Kerry was criticized for telling media the military was “restoring democracy” ...He quickly backtracked, repeating the U.S. call for an orderly and swift transition to elected civilian rule...The administration has declined to designate Morsi’s ouster a coup which would trigger an automatic cutoff of U.S. military aid to Egypt...the Muslim Brotherhood charged Washington with being complicit in the ouster of Egypt’s first democratically elected president http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/white-house-condem...

The Arab Awakening: America and the Transformation of the Middle East
Kenneth M. Pollack, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, where he is director of the Saban Center for Middle East Policy. Previously, he was director for Persian Gulf affairs at the National Security Council and spent seven years in the CIA as a Persian Gulf military analyst. He is the author of A Path Out of the Desert: A Grand Strategy for America in the Middle East

A Path Out of the Desert: A Grand Strategy for America in the Middle East
Kenneth M. Pollack, Reviewed by By L. Carl Brown, November/December 2008

hard & soft power aid merged = US "smart power'
U.S. direct military aid to Egypt has averaged about $2 billion a year since 1979 when Egypt made a peace treaty with Israel.

5/13/11 http://uscpublicdiplomacy.org/index.php/newswire/cpdblog_detail/obama_tr...
DUBAI...Barack Obama’s 2009 speech in Cairo was beautifully written, radiating good intentions. The U.S. relied heavily on new media tools to disseminate it throughout the Arab world and beyond. Arab opinion of Obama improved significantly, then it dropped like a rock... most Arabs see Israel as a U.S. client-state... Obama must make clear, publicly and privately, that Israel must move forward now. With the Israel-Egypt peace treaty in jeopardy, with Syria in disarray, and with much other turmoil and transition in the region, Israel must move promptly or find itself at the mercy of events it cannot control. Given Israel’s dependence on the United States as the ultimate guarantor of its security, Obama must use his leverage to insist Israel recognize the legitimacy of a Palestinian state, renew its treaty commitments with Egypt, and offer economic and other assistance to the new Arab regimes. He must also press Arab leaders to be realistic and accept Israel as a neighbor. An important goal would be the opening of diplomatic relations between Israel and all Arab states within the next three years....

The USC Center on Public Diplomacy (CPD) was established in 2003 as a partnership between the Annenberg School for Communication and the School of International Relations at the University of Southern California. It is a research, analysis and professional training organization dedicated to furthering the study and practice of global public diplomacy.
....the concept of soft power coined by international relations scholar Joseph Nye has become a core concept in public diplomacy. Nye defines soft power as “the ability to get what you want through attraction rather than coercion or payments.” In other words, soft power is the degree to which a political actor’s cultural assets, political ideals and policies inspire respect or affinity on the part of others. Thus, soft power has come to be seen as a resource, with public diplomacy a mechanism that seeks to leverage soft power resources....
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ARAB SPRING MEDIA MONITOR January 14, 2011 - Present
The Arab Spring Media Monitor has tracked public diplomacy related news coverage of ongoing uprisings, protests, developments and crises in the MENA region since the fall of the Tunisian and Egyptian governments in early 2011.

Egypt - US Department of State
8/22/12 http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/5309.htm
U.S. assistance to Egypt has long played a central role in Egypt's economic and military development and furthering our strategic partnership. Egypt’s historic transition to democracy, launched in early 2011, will have a profound impact on the political future of Egypt, and the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. Supporting a successful transition to democracy and economic stability in Egypt, that protects the basic rights of its citizens and fulfills the aspirations of the Egyptian people, will continue to be a core U.S. objective in Egypt. A prosperous and democratic Egypt, buoyed by economic growth and a strong private sector, can be an anchor of stability for the MENA region. 

Google's Revolution Factory: Alliance of Youth Movements: Color Revolution 2.0
2/11/11 http://landdestroyer.blogspot.com/2011/02/googles-revolution-factory.htm...
In 2008, the Alliance of Youth Movements held its inaugural summit in New York City. Attending was a combination of State Department staff, Council on Foreign Relations members, former National Security staff, Department of Homeland Security advisers, and a myriad of representatives from American corporations and mass media organizations including AT&T, Google, Facebook, NBC, ABC, CBS, CNN, MSNBC, and MTV. Alliance of Youth Movement Summit http://allyoumov.3cdn.net/f734ac45131b2bbcdb_w6m6idptn.pdf...

Egypt's Full-Frontal Assault on Civil Society

Evidence Against Pro-democracy NGOs ...
2/21/12 http://www.iri.org/news-events-press-center/news/new-york-times-evidence...
Dossier Details Egypt's Case Against Democracy Groups ... Egyptian law, and the US groups were receiving millions  .

Egypt's strategic importance to the US, Embassy Cables,
1/28/11 http://www.theguardian.com/world/us-embassy-cables-documents/199866
S E C R E T CAIRO 000549 E.O. 12958: DECL: 03/29/2019
Classified By: Ambassador Margaret Scobey per 1.4 (b) and (d).
1. Key Points
-- (SBU) U.S.- Egypt military relationship strong, but should change to reflect new regional and transnational threats.
-- (SBU) More focus needed on combating emerging threats, including border security, counter terrorism, civil defense, and peacekeeping.
-- (S/NF) Egypt continues to improve efforts to combat arms smuggling into Gaza, but Field Marshal Tantawi decision to delay counter tunneling project threatens progress.
2. (S/NF) SUMMARY: General Schwartz, welcome to Egypt. Since our Foreign Military Financing (FMF) program began almost 30 years ago, our strong military relationship has supported peace between Egypt and Israel and ensured critical Suez Canal and overflight access for U.S. military operations. The relationship, however, should now change to reflect new regional and transnational security threats. In FY2009, Congress removed conditions on U.S. assistance to Egypt. We and the GOE will be able to make the best case for continuing a robust FMF program by targeting funding for shared priorities like peacekeeping and border security, and must take more action on emerging regional security threats such as piracy.
3. (SBU) Summary continued. Your visit comes as Egypt continues efforts to mediate permanent cease-fire between Israel and Hamas, facilitate intra-Palestinian negotiations to form a new, interim government, and to stop arms smuggling into Gaza. Many Egyptians see the new U.S. administration as a cause for cautious optimism in both the bilateral and regional U.S. relationship. Special Envoy for the Middle East Senator George Mitchell has visited Egypt and the region twice and will likely return to Cairo in April on the anniversary of the April 6, 2008 strike. At least one opposition group called for another April 6 strike this year and we requested meetings for you with Chief of Staff Lieutenant General Sami Anan and Air Marshal Reda. End summary.
Mil-Mil Cooperation: Ready for Next Level
4. (S/NF) President Mubarak and military leaders view our military assistance program as the cornerstone of our mil-mil relationship and USD 1.3 billion annual FMF as "untouchable compensation" for making and maintaining peace with Israel. The tangible benefits to our mil-mil relationship are clear: Egypt remains at peace with Israel, and the U.S. military enjoys priority access to the Suez Canal and Egyptian airspace. We believe, however, that our relationship can accomplish much more. Over the last year, we have engaged MOD leaders on developing shared strategic objectives to address current and emerging threats, including border security, counter terrorism, civil defense, and peacekeeping.
5. (S/NF) Decision-making within MOD rests almost solely with Minister of Defense Field Marshal Tantawi. In office since 1991, he consistently resists change to the level and direction of FMF funding and is therefore one of the chief impediments to transforming our security relationship. During his tenure, the tactical and operational readiness of the Egyptian Armed Forces (EAF) has degraded. But he retains President Mubarak's support so he and the top brass will most likely stay in position until Mubarak leaves the scene. COS Anan will welcome the lack of conditions on Egyptian assistance in FY 2009 funding and will seek support convincing Congress of Egypt's strategic importance. Anan should be reassured Egypt remains a key U.S. ally, but stress that Egypt should do more to justify continuing value by demonstrating through action its support for our shared regional security goals
6. (S/NF) One way to demonstrate Egypt's continued strategic importance is through shifting more FMF funding to address asymmetric threats like terrorism and improving border security along its long and porous borders. We should also stress that our mil-mil relationship is much greater than the yearly flow of military assistance. Egypt could play a more active and influential role in regional security issues, including supporting and training the Iraqi military, deploying more peacekeeping troops to Sudan, joining neighbors in combating piracy, and stemming flow of illegal migration. Another concrete display would be to support CENTCOM's efforts to re-invent Bright Star....
7. (S/NF) Both Anan and Reda express concern over releasability issues and frustration with Egypt's inability to procure restricted weapons systems. Some systems are not releasable due to Egyptian refusal to sign the necessary agreement (CISMOA) providing end-use assurances and ensuring proper protection of certain U.S. origin technology. Releasability is of special concern to the military as it prepares to purchase 24 F-16 aircraft that will require a costly retrofit with less-advanced weapons systems. Since 2006, the Department of State has notified Congress of six potential end-use violations by the Egyptian military. We are currently investigating two additional cases, one involving the visit of a Chinese military official to an F-16 facility on Egyptian Air Force base. Other systems are either not releasable to any country or denied for political reasons, mainly due to concerns regarding Israel's Qualitative Military Edge (QME).
Israel-Palestine, Counter Smuggling
8. (SBU) The election of President Obama generated much optimism in Egypt and hopes the new administration would quickly focus on problems in the Middle East. In particular, Egyptian leadership wants the U.S. to urgently address the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and Senator Mitchell assured them the Administration will press hard The Egyptians have traditionally served as intermediary between us, the Israelis, and the Palestinians. Since the January 2008 Hamas breach of the Egypt-Gaza border, the Egyptian role has shifted to focus on intra-Palestinian reconciliation and the establishment of a lasting Hamas-Israel cease-fire. EGIS Chief Soliman has worked to cement a Israeli-Hamas cease-fire but believes he was badly undercut by the Israeli introduction of the release of IDF Corporal Gilad Shalit as a new pre-condition for the cease-fire.
9. (S/NF) Egyptian security forces continue to improve counter-smuggling efforts along the Gaza border and further afield, through increasing their security presence in northern Sinai and giving greater focus to preventing weapons from entering the Sinai. Egyptian officials claim to have identified and sealed over 100 tunnels since the beginning of the year, with new discoveries occurring daily. The Egyptian General Intelligence Service (EGIS) requested U.S. assistance to purchase 16 X-ray screening systems to monitor vehicular traffic into the Sinai for weapons and explosives A recent decision by Tantawi to delay a FMF-funded counter smuggling project, however, threatens progress. In February, Tantawi insisted that the Army Corps of Engineers sever the satellite link necessary to calibrate seismic-acoustic sensors being installed along the Egypt-Gaza border to detect tunneling activity USG efforts to encourage Tantawi to reconsider, including from CENTCOM Commander General Petraeus, so far have been unsuccessful.
Regional Issues
10. (SBU) Egypt has shown increasing confidence that Iraq has turned the corner, although concerns remain that the government is prone to Iranian influence. Egypt has supported efforts to curtail Iranian regional influence, supported UN sanctions against Iran and is increasingly active countering Iran in Gaza and to some extent in Lebanon, working with Saudi Arabia and other Arab states to support Lebanese political and territorial sovereignty. Egypt has deployed peacekeeping troops to the UN Mission in Darfur, agreed to send troops to the UN Mission in Congo and is taking a greater role within the African Union on regional security and political issues.
Internal Politics and Economics
11. (SBU) We continue to promote democratic reform in Egypt, including expansion of political freedom, pluralism, and respect for human rights. Egyptian democracy and human rights efforts, however, the GoE remains skeptical of our role in democracy promotion, complaining that efforts to open up will result in empowering the Muslim Brotherhood,

original series -also see more current
8/22/11 Learn from Libya and US 'Arab Spring' http://www.burbankdigest.com/node/364
7/19/11 African Resistance vs. Hard & Soft Power http://www.burbankdigest.com/node/360
4/12/11 Africa & US Black Revolution http://www.burbankdigest.com/node/350
4/6 "Southern Mistral": War Plan Preceded 'Rebels' http://www.burbankdigest.com/node/349
3/30 "Preemptive War" & Libya's 'Revolutionary' Rulers http://www.burbankdigest.com/node/348
3/27 Libya US humanitarian aid" Japan Connection http:www.burbankdigest.com/node/346
3/23 US 1994 Libyan Exile Post-Qaddafi Conference; Lockerbie http://www.burbankdigest.com/node/345
3/19 Why AFRICOM Leads US War on Libya http:www.burbankdigest.com/node/344
3/17 All-Out War Officially Legitimized http://www.burbankdigest.com/node/343
3/8 Bomb Libya? Pros & Cons http://www.burbankdigest.com/node/341
2/21 Global Agenda Behind "MENA" http://www.burbankdigest.com/node/339
2/28 Libya: Soft & Hard War: US African & Arab Surrogates http://www.burbankdigest.com/node/338
2/13 Egypt: Transparent Trappings for ’Greater Middle East'& Beyond http://www.burbankdigest.com/node/336
2/11 U.S. Declares Freedom: Egypt's 'New' Military Dictatorship http://www.burbankdigest.com/node/335
2/4/11 Egypt: US Mission Accomplished? http://www.burbankdigest.com/node/334
1/28 Docs.Expose US behind 'pro-democracy uprisings' http://www.burbankdigest.com/node/333

US NATO Preparing For Wars Around The World
8/2/13 http://www.aco.nato.int/saceur2013/blog/meeting-future-air-threats.aspx