MEDIA FAIL: Trump approval higher than most NATO leaders

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An article from Fox News outlines how Trump’s approval rating is higher or at least comparable to the other NATO leaders. Fox News: In 2013 Merkel attracted an over 70 per cent approval rating — the stuff of presidential dreams. By early 2016 she found herself in the mid 40s, most recently attracting a rating of about 50 per […]

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THANKS TO TRUMP: Hungary to increase military spending to 2%

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Hungary has announced they are going to increase there defense spending to 2% after Donald Trump called on all NATO nations to live up to there commitment. Hungary Journal: Due to the constant challenges facing the international security system, Hungary will contribute more to NATO’s defence efforts, the foreign minister said at a NATO summit […]

Europe fearing Trump will bring U.S troops home

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In an article for McClatchy former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said that European allies are scared to death that Trump will withdraw troops from Europe. McClatchy: “They are scared to death,” former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta told McClatchy. “They are worried about a very unpredictable president of the United States. They are increasingly worried he […]

Obama, NATO toppling of Libya halting Trump’s peace talks with North Korea

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The 2011 toppling of Libyan Dictator Col. Moammar Gadhafi is getting in the way of peace talks between the US and North Korea. The Washington Times: Pyongyang’s official news agency published a statement late Tuesday night that went specifically after Mr. Bolton, a longtime skeptic of talks with the North before his recent appointment, for saying repeatedly […]

TRUMP EFFECT: Germany to boost military spending to 1.5% of GDP by 2025

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Germany has announced that it would raise its military spending to 1.5% of its GDP by 2025. Reuters: Germany will tell NATO in July that it expects to boost military spending to around 1.5 percent of gross domestic product by 2025, Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen told Germany’s top military brass on Monday. This […]

Toxin used to poison Sergei Skripal was never produced in Russia, was in service in US, UK, and NATO states

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A Swiss lab found that the BZ toxin used to poison Russian double agent has never been produced in Russia but was in service in the US, UK and NATO states. RT: The substance used on Sergei Skripal was an agent called BZ, according to Swiss state Spiez lab, the Russian foreign minister said. The […]

Trump Effect? NATO Allies Increase Defense Spending By 4.3 Percent

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NATO estimates Canada and European allies will increase defense spending by 4.3 percent in 2017, Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg announced Wednesday. The alliance has seen a cumulative increase of $46 billion since 2014, when the 2 percent of gross domestic product target was agreed upon. “To keep our nations safe, we need to keep working to increase […]

Donald Trump: NATO countries are “stepping up payments”

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Trump took to Twitter earlier today to praise the work he has done with NATO. Many NATO countries have agreed to step up payments considerably, as they should. Money is beginning to pour in- NATO will be much stronger. — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 27, 2017 This comes after Trump attacked NATO members for not […]