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.
â€œNo 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