NATO desperate to avoid rerun of disastrous G7 summit | Europe| News and current affairs from around the continent | DW


The US president told a Montana campaign rally last week he’s coming to “tell NATO: ‘You’ve got to start paying your bills. The United States is not going to take care of everything!'” The crowd erupted in applause as Trump returned to his familiar rant against Germany’s low defense spending and its leader, Chancellor Angela Merkel. He said he’d “told Angela” that he “can’t guarantee it, but we’re protecting you and … I don’t know how much protection we get protecting you.”   

This chipping away at the bedrock of the alliance — the mutual defense pledge embodied in its Article V…



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