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Andrew Coyne: Donald Trump hasn't destroyed NATO, but not for lack of trying

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In the end, the president of the United States did not walk out of the NATO summit or renounce its objectives or scale back his country's support for the alliance. Why, he even signed the summit's closing declaration, in which NATO restated its commitment to the sorts of things NATO would ordinarily be expected to stand for. These days that counts as news.
So it was not the complete disaster some had feared. All that Donald Trump did, in the space of 24 hours, was to denounce NATO ally Germany, falsely, as being “totally controlled” by Russia; accuse NATO members, misleadingly, of being...
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U.S. Congress Backs Alliance in Message to Trump: NATO Update

U.S. Congress Backs Alliance in Message to Trump: NATO Update

8 monthes ago   |   By

Donald Trump is on the offensive as leaders gathered at a two-day North Atlantic Treaty Organization summit. The U.S. president has questioned the value of the generations-old alliance and has linked spending for defense with trade. His main target: Germany.
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11 photos show how close Merkel was with Obama, and how different things are with Trump

11 photos show how close Merkel was with Obama, and how different things are with Trump

8 monthes ago   |   By

The NATO summit in Brussels has put the strained relationship between President Donald Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel back in the spotlight.
Over the past year and a half, Trump has consistently attacked Germany over trade and accused them of not contributing their fair share to NATO's budget, leading to several tense interactions between him and Merkel.
Based on Trump's remarks at a Wednesday breakfast meeting with NATO's general secretary, things won't seem to be getting better anytime soon.
"Germany is totally controlled by Russia, because they will be getting from 60-70% of...
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Juan Williams: “What If” Trump Breaks NATO And Can't Put It Back Together Again?

8 monthes ago   |   By

The Trump NATO summit proposes a lot of "what if's."
On Wednesday's show, Juan Williams joined Tom Shillue to debate the media's reaction to President Trump's behavior at this week's NATO Summit. Pundits on the left and right were troubled that Trump was so hard on our country's allies.
Tom Shillue says Trump's blunder and 'bullying' is worth it if it results in positive NATO change.
The Five's Juan Williams is concerned that Trump might not be able to fix this, and that our nation will be alienated.
Is Trump bullying US allies? Is it worth it?
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