Turkish special force police officers stand guard next to a banner picturing the late Mustafa Kemal Ataturk (left) and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as people wave Turkish national flags during a rally this week in Istanbul against the failed July 15 coup. Bulent Kilic/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Russia recently introduced a new frigate, the Admiral Grigorovich, and invited journalists on board at the Russian base in Sevastopol, Crimea. While the Russians have had a naval base in Sevastopol since the 18th century, Russia's seizure of the entire Crimean Peninsula from Ukraine in 2014 has heightened tensions with NATO. Corey Flintoff/NPR hide caption

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The View From A Russian Frigate In Crimea

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A U.S. military policeman stands in front of Air Force fighter jets that were part of a NATO show of strength in Romania in April intended to deter Russian intervention in Ukraine. Andreea Alexandru/AP hide caption

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U.S. soldiers carry a 155 mm artillery round for a live-fire training exercise during the Anakonda war games near Olezno, Poland, on June 14. Sgt. Ashley Marble/55th Combat Camera via DVIDS hide caption

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NATO War Games In Poland Get Russia's Attention

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A MiG-21 fighter — a leftover monument from the Soviet era — is the centerpiece of the Aviators Neighborhood in Deveselu, Romania. Now the base has become a U.S. Navy facility that is part of NATO's anti-missile shield for Europe. Gabriel Amza for NPR hide caption

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NATO on Thursday ordered a naval force to move immediately to the Aegean Sea to help end the deadly smuggling of migrants between Turkey and Greece. In this photo from last June, a Greek coast guard vessel arrives carrying migrants at the port of Mytilene, Greece, after a rescue operation. Thanassis Stavrakis/AP hide caption

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Standing beside his country's flag, Foreign Minister Igor Luksic of Montenegro attends a news conference after Wednesday's meeting at NATO headquarters in Brussels. Eric Vidal/Reuters /Landov hide caption

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The burned Doctors Without Borders hospital is seen after explosions in the northern Afghan city of Kunduz on Saturday. Doctors Without Borders says 12 staff members and 10 patients were killed in the attack and 37 others were wounded. AP hide caption

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Smoke rises from Kunduz, Afghanistan on Thursday. Government forces have reportedly retaken the city after it was seized by the Taliban on Monday. AP hide caption

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'A Shocking Development' In The Long Struggle To Hold On To Kunduz

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U.S. soldiers stand beside a Patriot missile system at a Turkish military base in Gaziantep, southeastern Turkey, last October. In a joint statement, Washington and Ankara said the missiles would be withdrawn for updating and modernization. Osman Orsal/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Flags of member nations wave outside NATO headquarters in Brussels. For just the fifth time in its 66-year history, NATO ambassadors met in an emergency, Article 4 session to gauge the threat that the so-called Islamic State poses to Turkey. Geert Vanden Wijngaert/AP hide caption

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U.S. Bradley fighting vehicles take part in a joint exercise with Georgia at a military base near Tbilisi. Bradleys would be deployed to NATO member states in Eastern Europe and the Baltics if a Pentagon proposal is approved. Zurab Kurtsikidze/EPA/Landov hide caption

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