NATO summit to take place against a background of distrust

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US President Donald J. Trump and British Prime Minister Theresa May during the unveiling of a monument at the new NATO Headquarters during the NATO summit in Brussels, Belgium, 25 May 2017.

NATO summit to take place against a background of distrust


NATO leaders are fearing a blow to the credibility of their military alliance at the Alliance summit this week – not from Vladimir Putin, but from the head of their most powerful member, US President Donald Trump.

Allies are braced for a flow of hostile rhetoric from Trump for not spending enough on defense, and are fearing that his barbs thrown on the Alliance that has underpinned European security for 70 years might turn into outright hostility.

The 28 other NATO leaders fear a repeat of...


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