Under Trump, NATO, U.S. Military Role in Europe Could Face Scrutiny

Posted November 9, 2016 at 11:05pm

Stars and Stripes reports that “NATO’s top official on Wednesday congratulated President elect-Donald J. Trump on his Election Day victory, but Trump’s rise to the White House is likely to deliver a jolt of uncertainty to Europe and an alliance that for half a century has relied on unflinching American military support dating to the early days of the Cold War.”

“European officials and analysts said part of the uncertainty stemmed from not really knowing what Trump thinks or plans and urged him to acknowledge America’s responsibilities abroad.”

“’We face a challenging new security environment, including hybrid warfare, cyber attacks, the threat of terrorism. U.S. leadership is as important as ever,’ NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said in a statement. ‘A strong NATO is good for the United States, and good for Europe.’”