Using US military articles provided to NATO allies for “non-legitimate military purposes” could trigger the suspension or cancellation of all or part of the delivery of the equipment, according to the final draft of a letter of assurance written by the US Department of State, at the demand of the US Congress in the context of negotiations during the NATO Summit at Vilnius, Lithuania, in July 2023.


18.02.2024 / 12:11

The letter of assurances sent by the US State Department to Congress foresees the suspension or cancellation of all or part of the delivery of defense items provided to a NATO ally if those defense articles are used for non-legitimate military purposes.

03.01.2024 / 10:40

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan appears to have “less of an appetite for tensions with Greece,” according to Ryan Gingeras, a professor in the Department of National Security Affairs at the Naval Postgraduate School in California, in an interview with Kathimerini.

04.11.2023 / 21:08

Turkey will start coming under pressure from the United States over its stance on the Middle East crisis very soon, according to Jonathan Schanzer, who is senior vice president of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, one of the most influential think-tanks in Washington.

19.10.2023 / 18:21

Professor Ryan Gingeras from the Department of National Security Affairs at the Naval Postgraduate School of California is concerned about the possibility of the Israel-Hamas war developing into a more generalized regional conflict.

09.10.2023 / 20:17

Turkey’s hopes that Senator Bob Menendez’s surrender of his chairmanship of the Foreign Relations Committee would lead Congress to quickly approve the sale of F-16 fighters and upgrade kits are being dashed.

27.09.2023 / 07:20

A staunch advocate of Greece, US Representative Grace Meng, a Democrat representing New York City, talks to Kathimerini about an amendment she recently introduced in the defense budget.

09.07.2023 / 19:35

A small party was being prepared in the garden of the Residence of the Greek Ambassador in Washington on Saturday, June 24, somewhat breaking the monotony of dull Embassy Row. Despite the insistent forecasts of inclement weather, Alexandra Papadopoulou had dared to set up the large round tables in the garden. […]

28.06.2023 / 14:38

Washington’s concern over upsetting Turkey and jeopardizing Sweden’s NATO membership appears to have drawn the Greek F-35 issue into the mix, delaying the official congressional notification, Kathimerini understands, until after the Vilnius Summit in July.

10.06.2023 / 11:16

The White House is trying to figure out the intentions of the US Congress and how they will be shaped in case Sweden’s accession to NATO is approved before the NATO Summit in July.

28.04.2023 / 09:58

The United States is expected to send through a series of announcements a clear message that the qualitative advantage that Greece has acquired through the gradual upgrading of its military power must be maintained.

19.01.2023 / 09:07

Washington has been engaged in a difficult balancing act in recent weeks on multiple levels with regard to Greece and Turkey. The election periods in both countries, Ankara’s behavior and the requests for F-16 and F-35 fighter jets that are running almost in parallel, have brought the American diplomacy, which is trying not to displease […]

10.01.2023 / 14:27

Arguing that if Ankara doesn’t get the F-16s it wants from the United States, it will get Russian jets is tantamount to accepting Turkey’s hostage politics, says Endy Zemenides, executive director of the American Leadership Council (HALC), explaining that “this is not an actual dilemma.”