Trump will quit NATO, Hillary Clinton says, as U.S. commitment in question

Former U.S. President and current GOP Presidential candidate Donald Trump addresses the press at Mar-a-Lago on February 16, 2024, in West Palm Beach, Florida. Joe Raedle | Getty Images News | Getty Images MUNICH, Germany — NATO members on Saturday weighed the U.S.’ possible withdrawal from the military alliance if Donald Trump returns to the … Read more

Biden to host Polish president and prime minister on March 12, 25 years after Poland joined NATO

WARSAW, Poland — U.S. President Joe Biden will host Poland’s President Andrzej Duda and Prime Minister Donald Tusk for a meeting in Washington on March 12, the 25th anniversary of Poland’s joining the NATO Alliance, the White House said Thursday. A statement from Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said the leaders will “reaffirm their unwavering support … Read more

Donald Trump responds to Vladimir Putin’s comments about Joe Biden days after attacking NATO

Former President Donald Trump, often accused of cozying up to Russian President Vladimir Putin, said he took it as a ‘compliment’ after the foreign leader claimed his country would prefer President Joe Biden win America’s 2024 presidential election. “Now that’s a compliment,” Trump told supporters during a campaign rally in North Charleston, South Carolina, ten … Read more

NATO chief concedes spending criticism as allies up defense budget

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg speaks during a press conference on the third day of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank annual meeting, in Marrakech, Morocco, October 11, 2023. Susana Vera | Reuters NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg conceded to criticism that some members have been underfinancing the coalition’s defense budget, saying he expects a … Read more

Exclusive-Trump adviser proposes new tiered system for NATO members who don’t pay up

By Gram Slattery WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A leading national security adviser to Donald Trump told Reuters on Tuesday that he would push for changes to NATO if the former president returns to power that could result in some member nations losing protection against an outside attack. Keith Kellogg, a retired lieutenant general and onetime chief … Read more

How Trump urging Russia to invade ‘delinquent’ NATO members distorts how the alliance works

WARSAW, Poland — Donald Trump, the front-runner in the U.S. for the Republican Party’s nomination this year, says he once warned that he would allow Russia to do whatever it wants to NATO member nations that are “delinquent” in devoting 2% of their gross domestic product to defense. Trump’s comment on Saturday represented the latest … Read more

Republicans say Trump call for Russia to attack Nato allies was just fine, actually

A leading Republican senator said Donald Trump was “simply ringing the warning bell” when he caused global alarm by declaring he would encourage Russia to attack Nato allies who did not pay enough to maintain the alliance, as Trump’s party closed ranks behind its presumptive presidential nominee. Related: Nato chief says Trump remarks may put … Read more

Trump’s NATO comments might scare lawmakers but even Republicans voted to make it nearly impossible for him to leave the alliance

Congress has passed a sweeping law that could spell trouble for Trump if he wins in 2024. Trump’s views about NATO received renewed attention after he riffed during a political rally. The former president recalled how he told a foreign leader the US might not defend the NATO member. Former President Donald Trump sparked a … Read more

Trump’s NATO comments stir up a political storm as Russia keeps quiet

Former U.S. president Donald Trump pictured during a meeting with NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg at Winfield House, London on Dec. 3, 2019. NICHOLAS KAMM | AFP | Getty Images Former U.S. head of state and presidential candidate Donald Trump stoked the ire of U.S. lawmakers and international leaders, after remarking he would not protect NATO … Read more

Republicans blast Trump over threat to abandon NATO allies

By Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Some of former President Donald Trump’s fellow Republicans on Sunday lashed out at him for saying he would not want to protect NATO members from a future attack by Russia if those countries’ contributions to the defense alliance were lagging. “This is why I’ve been saying for a long … Read more