NATO and the Trump Administration

Alone together, beyond the crowd, above the world, to cling together, we're strong as we're together.  On December 3–4, 2019, the 70th anniversary of NATO, the collective military self-defense alliance of 29 countries, will be held outside London.  It remains to be seen if this gathering will be of one of celebration or of feuding and tension, whether it is an organization that is obsolete or still relevant.  Differences over this have been expressed in the last month as a result of a strong negative statement by French president Emmanuel Macron on November 7, 2019 and a series of rebuttals by others.  The very existence of NATO has in 2019 become a heated subject as a result of Macron's comments.  In unusually blunt remarks, Macron, the modern-day version of the Athenian Alcibiades, strategic adviser, politician, proponent, of an aggressive foreign policy, said NATO is "brain dead."  What is...(Read Full Article)
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