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Trump's demands for NATO is a 'very rough way to play,' a former top commander of the alliance says

8 monthes ago   |   By Business Insider

President Donald Trump on Tuesday morning undercut one of the founding principles of NATO by suggesting the US may not defend a fellow member if it came under attack.
Article 5 of the organization's founding treaty - which has only been invoked once, after the US was attacked on September 11, 2001 - requires members to "protect each other" if under attack.
"I'm going to be discussing that today, and it's a very interesting question, isn't it?" Trump told reporters.
"This is a very rough way to play with NATO's fundamental commitment," retired US Army Gen. Wesley Clark, a former NATO...
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Trump slammed Macron for 'insulting' NATO. But the French president was actually attacking Trump for damaging the alliance

Trump slammed Macron for 'insulting' NATO. But the French president was actually attacking Trump for damaging the alliance

8 monthes ago   |   By Business Insider

President Donald Trump, who has spent years criticizing NATO and called it "obsolete," on Tuesday slammed French President Emmanuel Macron for "insulting" the alliance in a recent interview.
The French leader said NATO was experiencing a "brain death."
Macron was touching on the ways in which Trump has undermined NATO, including by paving the way for another NATO member to invade Syria in October.
With the US a less reliable security partner under Trump, the French leader has called for European leaders to come together and play a more active, collective role in the continent's...
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