Wednesday, May 24, 2017

NATO Prepares To Meet President Trump

USA Today: Is NATO 'obsolete' or not? Trump and military alliance aim to work out differences

BRUSSELS – After months of tension, President Trump and leaders of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization come face-to-face Thursday for meetings likely to revolve around two issues: Washington's commitment to the military alliance that has defined western political unity for nearly seven decades, and military contributions from the rest of its members.

While Trump has retracted his often-repeated campaign claim that NATO is "obsolete" in the modern age of terrorism, the still-new president who views himself as dealmaker-in-chief is expected to demand that NATO countries make good on pledges to increase its defense spending to 2% of gross domestic product, a heavy lift for some European countries.

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More News On NATO Preparing To Meet President Trump

NATO rolls out the red carpet, buffs its image for Trump -- AP
NATO's feel-good meeting aims to impress Trump -- Reuters
Nato leaders risk clash with Trump over support for anti-Isil coalition -- The Telegraph
Trump looks for good news in ISIS fight ahead of NATO summit -- CNN
NATO, G7 leaders to focus on terrorism at meeting this week -- Globe and Mail
Manchester attack will change focus of Trump’s NATO meeting -- The Hill
NATO, no longer obsolete, braces for Hurricane Trump -- Politico
The Trump Effect: One Path To A New NATO -- Alexander Vershbow, Defense One
European angst over Trump visit -- Katya Adler, BBC
Europe's High Anxiety Over Trump: Early-year fears have eased, but worries remain over the U.S. leadership role in NATO. -- Thomas K. Grose, US News and World Report

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