As the process continues…the search for the perfect government…..I will leave most of it behind and return to my love of foreign policy.
During the run up to the final result of the past election Mr. Trump showed some contempt for NATO…..I will agree some what with his take on the organization…..
There was a time when NATO was to be the front line on a perceived expansion of the USSR…Western Europe was paranoid after the debacle of WW2…..
Mr. Trump has cast shadows on the relevancy of NATO…..could he be right?
A few months ago during the seemingly endless U.S. election, Donald Trump said NATO is not a gift that America can keep giving. In his stated view, the other member states should make a greater financial contribution (the U.S. currently contributes 70 percent of NATO’s budget) and, if not, they could not expect automatic protection in the face of an attack.
On Nov. 13, after Trump’s victory, NATO Secretary General and former Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg wrote a think piece in the U.K.’s Observer newspaper, and acknowledged the need for more widespread contributions while crying up the historic importance and future need for NATO by citing growing Russian “assertiveness” (diplo-speak for “aggression”) and the threat from international terrorism.
But what exactly is Trump’s stand on NATO? His speeches will leave an interested party a bit confused……
Source: What’s Trump’s Position on NATO?
After reading this post…I am NO closer to knowing what he will do with NATO…..how about you?
It is still too early to tell what Trump’s foreign policy will be…..can he do all the stuff that he promised while running?
Let’s say he cannot deliver….will his supporters hold that against him?
As it appears today…the answer is NO.
I am beginning to think that there is something very simple about his appeal…..something that I am not too thrilled with the thought.