In Washington, theÂ swirling sandstorm of political upheaval just won’t stop. But in Europe, U.S. President Donald Trump’s first high-level emissaries abroad worked hard to avoid any surprisesÂ â and, at least initially, seemed to succeed.
At NATO headquarters, it was an ultimatum’s ultimatum, delivered by a general’s general on behalf of the new American president who has made clear that he likes his people not only to play their partÂ but look it too.
âNo longer can the American taxpayer carry a disproportionate share of the defense of Western values,â U.S. Defense Secretary JamesÂ Mattis told a gathering of NATO defense …read more
Source: European Voice