US President Urges NATO Allies to Pay Up
He’s got their backs … maybe. Though allies had hoped President Donald Trump would disavow previous disparaging statements about NATO yesterday in Brussels, he instead chided 23 of 28 members for “chronic underpayments” to the alliance. While unveiling a monument to 9/11 — the only time any NATO country has summoned fellow members to its defense — Trump nonetheless failed to commit to mutual defense. Meanwhile, after outrage from Britain over shared intelligence that was leaked to the media by U.S. officials, the president vowed to investigate unauthorized disclosures.