02 April 2020

Coronavirus casts doubt on Trump's effort to force NATO members to pay more

http://www.washingtontimes.com

The sudden economic crash sparked by the global COVID-19 pandemic has thrown into question one of President Trump’s signature foreign policy goals: getting U.S. allies, particularly NATO members, to pay more for their own defense.The issue lurked in the backdrop Thursday as NATO foreign ministers held their first-ever summit via teleconference. The meeting focused less on budget issues than on the alliance’s scramble to airlift medical supplies to nations in desperate need.U.S. officials [...]