French President Emmanuel Macron says France will re-evaluate the relationship it has with Europe and Russia with the view that a Trump America may or may not have its back….
While American Defense Sec Mattis has gone out of his way to assert support….
His boss, Trump?
Has been less than supportive of NATO and European defense…..
Merkel’s Germany is actually moving ahead in doing a oil deal with Russia that earn that country badly needed revenue…
Things are quite mixed up on several levels….
French President Emmanuel Macron announced an “exhaustive review” of defense cooperation in the European Union, claiming the EU can no longer rely on the U.S. for its security, reports the AFP.
The big picture: Macron said defense proposals would be revealed in the coming months, and that discussions would include all European countries — even Russia. President Trump left his European allies reeling after the July NATO summit in Brussels, during which he made some veiled threats to withdraw the U.S. from the military alliance if other countries didn’t boost their defense spending…..
American President’s Bush and Obama have been after the NATO countries to increase their NATO defense spending….
But none have been as direct as Trump…
But then Donald Trump IS a direct and hard charging guy on most things ….