World leaders from members of NATO gather for their annual summit in Watford, Hertfordshire, England.
In a defiant speech, Alexander Lukashenko addresses supporters in Independence Square, Minsk, where he claims Belarus would "die as a state" if new elections were held, and accuses NATO of "massing on the border". Opposition critics say most of those at the rally were coerced into attending and had been bussed in from other parts of the country.
NATO claims to have killed two Taliban leaders in fighting in the Afghanistan War while a soldier was lost in fighting during an insurgent attack in eastern Afghanistan. [http:--www.washingtonexaminer.com-breaking-nato-2-afghan-insurgent-leaders-killed-1-captured-service-member-dies-in-militant-attack-104844584.html (AP via "Washington Examiner")]date=August 2019
Two people are killed and ten injured after a NATO helicopter explodes just after landing in eastern Afghanistan. [http:--www.mercurynews.com-nation-world-ci_16316102?nclick_check=1 (AP via "San Jose Mercury News")]date=August 2019