The modern Naval Base of Souda was founded in the 1950s and to date it houses three major Western military installations: the #NATO Maritime Interdiction Operational Training Centre, the Crete Naval Station (NSA) and the NATO Missile Firing Installation.
#NSA, also known as the Crete Naval Station, is the largest naval base of the #USA and #NATO in the strategically critical East Mediterranean. As the only deep-water port in #Europe capable of stationing supercarriers, its importance to the Western Alliance is unapparelled.
Afghan citizens have arrived in #Luxembourg to start a new life.
Over the last weeks, 80 former Afghan #NATO employees and their families resettled in #Norway, +100 in the #UK, around 100 in #Germany & several hundred more in other Allied countries.