We have to take care not to cut too much or in the wrong way, that we might jeopardize our security in the futureNATO allies may cut military budgets Jun 09, 2010
The Taliban is under pressure everywhere in Afghanistan. And I really do believe the stronger the military pressure, the better the chances for the reconciliation processTalks with Taliban getting started Oct 14, 2010
If the enemies of Afghanistan have the idea that they can wait it out until we leave, they have the wrong ideaNATO chalks out Afghanistan closure Nov 20, 2010
Our core function will remain territorial defense of our populationsNATO ministers agree on missile defense Nov 19, 2010
We are there because our own security depends upon itNATO praises U.S. review on Afghanistan Dec 16, 2010
Anders Fogh Rasmussen (Danish pronunciation: ( listen); born 26 January 1953) is a Danish politician, and the 12th and current Secretary General of NATO. Rasmussen served as Prime Minister of Denmark from November 27, 2001 to April 5, 2009.
Anders Fogh Rasmussen was the leader of the Liberal Party (Venstre), and headed a right-wing coalition with the Conservative People's Party which took office in 2001, and won its second and third terms in February 2005 and in November 2007. Rasmussen's government relied on the Danish People's Party for support, in keeping with the Danish tradition for minority government. His government introduced tougher limits on non-ECA immigration and froze tax rates before he took office (the "tax freeze", or skattestoppet in Danish). He has authored several books about taxation and government structure.
In his early career, Rasmussen was a strident critic of the welfare state, writing the classical liberal book From Social State to Minimal State in 1993. However, through the 1990s, his views moved towards the political centre. Under Rasmussen, certain taxes were lowered, but the Conservative coalition partners repeatedly argued for more tax cuts and a flat tax rate at no higher than 50%. Fogh implemented an administrative reform reducing the number of municipalities (kommuner) and replacing the thirteen counties (amter) with five regions. Rasmussen referred to this as "the biggest reform in thirty years".