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...

This story is part of New Europe's Premium content.

To Read the Full Story, Subscribe or Sign In from the ↑ Top of the Page ↑
new europe join now