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New Pentagon head to push NATO on military spending

by Scott Tong Jun 24, 2019
Mark Esper will tell NATO partners to keep boosting defense spending.
A car drives past graffiti reading "Thank you NATO" and featuring the U.S. flag near the village of Stagovo, Kosovo, on March 24.
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NATO – more than a military alliance

by Ben Bradford Apr 3, 2019
Seven decades from its foundation, NATO faces persistent criticism from President Trump.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg (L) and U.S. President Donald Trump shake hands in the Oval Office at the White House April 02, 2019 in Washington, DC.
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Mr. Conte goes to Washington

by Erika Beras Jul 30, 2018
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…
Italy's Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte (L) shakes hands with the President of the United States Donald Trump on the first day of the G7 Summit, on 8 June, 2018 in La Malbaie, Canada.
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As Trump prepares for NATO summit, we ask: What’s our NATO ROI?

by Tracey Samuelson Jul 9, 2018
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…

The future of NATO

by Andy Uhler Jul 9, 2018
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…
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NATO and global military defense during the era of the Trump administration

by David Brancaccio Jul 3, 2018
Douglas Lute, U.S. ambassador to NATO during the Obama administration provides insights ahead of the NATO meeting.
A view of world leaders during a NATO summit in May of last year.
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Trump's NATO visit is going to be awkward

by Stephen Beard May 24, 2017
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…

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Mixed response to Trump’s call for NATO members to boost defense spending

by Sally Herships Apr 12, 2017
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…

Defense spending highlighted as Mattis attends NATO meeting

by Marielle Segarra Feb 15, 2017
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…

Trump takes aim at NATO

by Reema Khrais Jan 16, 2017
Is the alliance as "obsolete" as he says?