US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis attends a meeting with German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen at the Pentagon in Arlington, US, on February 10, 2017. Photo: Reuters
BRUSSELS: European allies will tell the United States’ new defense secretary on Wednesday that NATO is not the weak alliance US President Donald Trump has accused it of being, at one of the most anticipated NATO meetings in years.
At their first face-to-face encounter with Jim Mattis, European defense ministers will also seek reassurances from their US counterpart that Trump is committed to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, which has guaranteed Europe’s security …read more
Source: The Himalayan Times