Foreign ministers from NATO members are gathering in Washington this week to mark the military alliance’s seventieth anniversary. Here’s what you should know about one of the oldest and most successful defense pacts in history.
Yes, the NATO allies must do their part. President Trump is right to demand they do more to provide for their own defense. At the same time, NATO provides a mechanism to prevent the bloodshed and oppression so prevalent in European history.
In his recent trip to Europe for the NATO summit, President Trump was supposed to reassure the NATO allies but then deleted reference to Article V from his remarks. Obama also sent troubling messages to our allies.