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Marc A. Thiessen: Next for NATO? Redeploy to Poland

Akron Beacon Journal - 21 Jul 2018
Such a move would reinforce the tough line the president took on defense spending at last week's NATO summit, by punishing a deadbeat ally that does not meet its NATO commitments and rewarding a steadfast ally that does. Why should Germany — a ...

Trump's week of unreal claims on Russia, NATO and the queen

Los Angeles Times - 21 Jul 2018
It was a week of bewilderment over what President Trump really thinks about Russian interference in the U.S. election and what he and Russia's Vladimir Putin told each other in their private meeting. The confusion was fed by Trump's vacillating ...

What Is NATO's Article 5? - HISTORY

History - 19 Jul 2018
The article, as the cornerstone of a charter signed in 1949, establishes solidarity among member states and has been invoked only once.

3Q: Barry Posen on the NATO Summit and state of the alliance

MIT News - 20 Jul 2018
Heads of state and heads of government recently attended the 2018 North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Summit held in Brussels, Belgium. There, President Donald Trump created controversy by criticizing Germany and calling other allies “delinquent.

Moscow 'funds violence in Balkans' to thwart Nato expansion

The Times - 21 Jul 2018
Russian agents are spending hundreds of thousands of euros in a “subversive plot” to unleash violence in the Balkans and derail a political deal that would expand Nato, sources in Macedonia and Greece have warned. Both countries have accused Russia of ...

Don't Dismiss NATO's Faraway Members

National Review - 20 Jul 2018
In an interview on Fox News after his summit with Vladimir Putin, Trump accepted an invitation to question the U.S. commitment to Montenegro, a small nation in the Balkans that joined NATO only last year. “Montenegro is a tiny country with very strong ...

NATO's Real Spending Emergency Is in Cyberspace

Bloomberg - 18 Jul 2018
As we saw again at last week's NATO summit, virtually all of President Donald Trump's focus on NATO has been over its members not living up to spending pledges. Here he is right: The U.S. shoulders far too much of NATO's overall defense spending, ...

Putin routinely steps over NATO's red lines - 20 Jul 2018
Putting aside the disturbing optics and fallout from the Helsinki summit, Trenin's main point is that Vladimir Putin is not interested in attacking Poland and the Baltic states. Therefore the decisions taken by NATO allies since 2014 to reinforce its ...

Letter: Demand to NATO is suspicious

The Columbian - 21 Jul 2018
Our current president is demanding that NATO countries double their military spending from 2 to 4 percent of their Gross National Product? And that this money should be used to buy military equipment only from U.S. companies? Hmmm. Did he come up with ...

Secretary General: NATO is united in support for Georgia's security

NATO HQ (press release) - 18 Jul 2018
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed Georgian Prime Minister Mamuka Bakhtadze to NATO Headquarters on Wednesday (18 July 2018). The Secretary General praised Georgia's contributions to the Alliance's training mission in Afghanistan ...

Video: FactChecking Trump's NATO Claims - 18 Jul 2018
In this video, CNN's Jake Tapper looks at some of the false and misleading statements that President Donald Trump made at a press conference after the NATO summit in Brussels. Trump wrongly claimed that the United States is paying as much as 90 ...

Congress would stop Trump from leaving NATO, key senators say - 19 Jul 2018
“If they were seriously planning on withdrawing from NATO, I think it would create a unifying event unlike anything you've seen in U.S. history,” said Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., a leader of the Senate NATO Observer Group and member of the Senate Armed ...

Dem senator: NATO has become 'functionally obsolete' under Trump

The Hill - 19 Jul 2018
"This incessant pushing and pulling and prodding at NATO, it hurts us, not just European countries. What he's essentially telling Europe is that if Russia attacks you, and denies it, the United States isn't going to get your back," Murphy told Hill.TV ...

A New World Disorder

National Review - 20 Jul 2018
Look, I get that NATO has its problems. For years, we've been subsidizing European welfare states by picking up a chunk of their defense costs. Arguably worse, European elites have acted as if the peace and prosperity that they've enjoyed over the last ...

What Did Merkel Pledge in Brussels?

SPIEGEL ONLINE - 20 Jul 2018
He had just driven NATO into the abyss by threatening to "go his own way" if the allies didn't step up to the plate and finally dedicate more money to their defense budgets. Now, he was in the overcrowded White House press room bragging about how he ...

How does NATO funding work? Not the way Trump says it does

CNN - 11 Jul 2018
Trump had been on a tear even before he arrived in Brussels, declaring Tuesday that "many countries in NATO, which we are expected to defend, are not only short of their current commitment of 2% (which is low), but are also delinquent for many years in ...

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