The president wants to reengage with the world, but it won't be able to immediately reverse Trump administration policies.
Mark Esper will tell NATO partners to keep boosting defense spending.
Seven decades from its foundation, NATO faces persistent criticism from President Trump.
Today President Donald Trump will welcome Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte to the White House. When Conte and Trump met earlier this year at the G7 and NATO summits, they found common ground on Russia and on anti-immigration policy. But they see things differently when it comes to trade and military spending — two issues […]
President Donald Trump frequently complains about NATO. Just this morning he was tweeting about how NATO allies aren’t spending enough; that the U.S. pays an unfair share. It’s true that NATO members are supposed to spend 2 percent of their GDP on their military. It’s also true that only about eight of NATO’s 29 members […]
President Donald Trump is scheduled to meet with members of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization starting on Wednesday. He’s been outspoken about his disdain for the military alliance connecting the U.S., Canada and Europe, saying that most NATO nations fail to pay their “fair share” for the common defense. Click the above audio player to hear […]
Douglas Lute, U.S. ambassador to NATO during the Obama administration provides insights ahead of the NATO meeting.
President Trump has arrived in Brussels on the latest leg of his first official foreign trip since his election. Apart from meeting European leaders, he will visit NATO’s shiny new headquarters in the Belgian capital. This could be a tricky visit. During the election campaign, Trump was not overly complimentary about the alliance. Click the […]
NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg is wrapping up a two-day visit to the U.S. Later today, he’ll hold a joint press conference with President Trump in Washington. The U.S. is the main contributor to the military alliance. Trump, like many presidents before him, has repeatedly called on the other 27 NATO members to spend more on defense. […]
U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis is in Brussels today for a meeting of defense ministers from the 28-member NATO alliance. It’s the first NATO meeting for Mattis since he took office. The U.S. contributes some 70 percent of the overall defense expenditure of NATO countries, and the issue of defense spending will likely be front […]