Friday, July 13, 2018

NBC News Exclusive: Pentagon in 'Damage Control' Mode After Trump's NATO Threat

by Carol E. Lee, Courtney Kube and Geoff Bennett

WASHINGTON — Hours after President Donald Trump departed NATO headquarters Thursday, U.S. military leaders embarked on a full-scale “damage control” operation with calls to their counterparts across Europe to reassure them that America will abide by its defense commitments in the region.

The outreach, directed by the Pentagon leadership, came after Trump threatened to reassess those commitments during a gathering with NATO allies in Brussels, according to multiple current and former diplomatic and military officials familiar with the calls.

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Source: NBC News 

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