November 18, 2019

Why Trump Makes Sense Regarding NATO.

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization was conceived as a mutual defense pact against possible Soviet aggression in Europe following WWII, and the U.S., under President Harry Truman’s initiative, became one of the original twelve members in 1949. The unwillingness of the USSR to withdraw from various Eastern European countries at the end of WWII (which […]

Trump Declares Victory After NATO Meeting: Says Members Committed to Pay More

President Donald J. Trump appeared to have met his key objectives for the Brussels NATO summit Thursday, revealing that alliance members would “substantially” increase their commitments, and much faster than previously planned. The comments came at a surprise press conference called after an emergency session of NATO ally leaders Thursday morning. The meeting had begun […]

President Trump Confronts NATO Free Riders

President Trump’s visit to Brussels for the two-day NATO summit got off to an intense start. “It’s very sad when Germany makes a massive oil and gas deal with Russia where we’re supposed to be guarding against Russia and Germany goes out and pays billions and billions of dollars a year to Russia,” President Trump […]

TRUMP BREAKS NATO: Leaders Pledge ‘Unwavering Commitment’ To Boost Defense Spending

Leaders of member nations that belong to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) pledged their “unwavering commitment” to increasing their defense funding of the organization after President Donald Trump slammed the group for treating the United States unfairly. The commitment from European leaders came after Trump publicly embarrassed NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg during a meeting […]

Trump Starts NATO Summit on Front Foot, Blasts Hypocritical Germany as ‘Captive of Russians’

U.S. President Donald J. Trump went right to work in Brussels at the NATO summit Wednesday morning, taking truculent Germany to task for coming to the United States for defence, while simultaneously paying billions of dollars to the Russian Federation for energy. Speaking at a bilateral breakfast meeting with the Secretary-General of the North Atlantic Treaty […]

Trump, NATO head Stoltenberg have testy exchange at summit.

President Donald Trump on Wednesday had a testy exchange with the head of NATO when he asked about energy agreements between Russia and several European countries. Trump repeatedly pressed Jens Stoltenberg, NATO’s secretary general, on why the U.S. continued to pay money to the military alliance while countries continue to purchase energy from Moscow. Bilateral […]

Trump will tell NATO nations U.S. cannot be the world’s piggy bank

ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE (Reuters) – President Donald Trump will tell fellow NATO countries at next week’s summit that the United States cannot be “the world’s piggy bank,” White House spokesman Hogan Gidley said on Tuesday. “What the president is going to do is go into these meetings with the mindset to protect the American […]

NATO world leader calls for killing all Jews; media silent.

(Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) There’s a saying that goes something like, “with friends like these who needs enemies?” This is a very applicable adage when it comes to assessing the current leader of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan. This is a cheeky fella, a true slick, suit-wearing islamist, about whom Barack Obama once referred as […]

Pence Clarifies US Stance On NATO, Russia

Vice President Mike Pence assured European leaders Saturday that U.S. support for NATO remains “unwavering.” In his first major foreign policy address as vice president at the Munich Security Conference, Pence said the U.S. will “stand with Europe today and every day.” Pence also repeated concerns voiced by President Donald Trump and Secretary of Defense Jim […]

6 NATO soldiers killed in Afghanistan suicide attack were Americans

Six American troops were killed Monday in a suicide car bombing near the largest U.S. military base in Afghanistan, officials said. Taliban insurgents claimed responsibility for the bombing near Bagram Airfield in northern Afghanistan, saying in a statement that their target was a joint Afghan-NATO security patrol. “We’re deeply saddened by this loss,” U.S. Army […]

Europe Watches Nervously As NATO And Russia Ready For War… With Each Other

What happens if the decades-long standoff between Russia and NATO military forces GOES from a pseudo Cold War to a hot one? We can gauge that right now as both sides end a summer of major exercises military analysts warn could spark some unexpected outcomes. Ian Kearns, director of the London-based European Leadership Network (ELN), […]

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