Seemingly long centuries ago Empire……, Rome still possesses the cultural and political influences that appeal not only to intellectuality yet to emotion as well. The Roman’s territory, called as today Italy, shall stands forever…….. at the center of history for Western and World civilization and Unity.
Italian Air Force Re-assumes the NATO Air Mission
The Italian Air Force has re-assumed for the second time NATO Air Policing Operation, leading the mission from mid March until mid April 2017.
The Operation is formulated to ensure the security and integrity of NATO member’s Airspace, to increase the interoperability and integration of Iceland’s Air Force with the NATO’s Integrated Air and Missile Defense System.
“This joined Aerial defense in the Iceland is a clear example of rational management and sharing of the available resources among NATO member States.” Elaborated General Claudio Graziano, Chief of Italian Defense March 7, 2017 © Italian MoD
Described by the Italian Ministry of Defense: The Air Force has deployed six Eurofighter to the operation and its task will be to ensure the security surveillance of Iceland Airspace until mid-April, while conducting joint Training activities with the local Coast Guard.
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Italian Navy has assumed the Force Command of Operation Atalanta
The Force Commander Rear Admiral Barbieri October 8, 2015 ©EU NAVFOR
In an official ceremony Rear Admiral Stefano Barbieri of Italian Navy assumed, from Spain, the Force Command of the EU Naval Force in Operation Atalanta.
“Whilst there have been no successful acts of piracy recently, this does not mean that the threat from piracy has gone away. The situation in Somalia is still fragile. We must remain vigilant and continue to work together to ensure that the pirates are not given the opportunity to get out to sea and attack merchant ships and their crews for ransom.” highlighted Rear Admiral Stefano Barbieri during the ceremony of assuming the Command. October 8, 2016 ©EU NAVFOR
In a few week time, by mid November, the EU Naval Force Flagship will be also handed over to ITS Carabiniere of Italy.
The Leadership of Italy in the World
The United States of America and Italy
Remarks by U.S Secretary John Kerry and Italian Foreign Minister Gentiloni, in the State Department Washington DC
December 2014 ©U.S Department of State
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