France—Macron Questions U.S. Commitment To NATO

British Broadcasting Corp. | 11/08/2019

French President Emmanuel Macron says that European NATO members can no longer rely on the U.S. for defense, reports BBC News. In an interview with the Economist, Macron cited President Trump’s recent decision to unilaterally withdraw from northern Syria without consulting other members of the alliance as evidence of the declining U.S. commitment to NATO. The French president also said that he was unsure if NATO's cornerstone Article 5 commitment to collective defense was still valid. In...

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