Previous U.S. presidents have asked Europe to shoulder a greater part of the burden. There is nothing new in that.” Trump once dismissed the military alliance as “obsolete.”
The White House has since stressed the “fundamental importance” of NATO to trans-Atlantic relations. Fallon says NATO must take a “360-degree view” of current threats.
He added: “There shouldn’t be a division between a European view and an American view of NATO, and there isn’t.”