President Donald Trump's criticism of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization has shaken seven decades of American defense policy and raised questions about the continuing purpose and durability of the military alliance connecting the U.S., Canada and Europe. Among those questions: Would an armed attack against any member country still be considered an attack against all? French President Emmanuel Macron, for one, says he has doubts about the alliance's commitment to collective defense, part of w
Reports that President Trump suggested the withdrawal of the United States from the North Atlantic Treaty Organization earlier this year resurfaced Wednesday as he wraps up his three day trip at the organization's 70th-anniversary summit in the U.K.
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is far from being brittle, but the alliance seems much less elastic than it once was. When its leaders gather this week in London they will need to stretch hard to bridge some of their differences.