U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin Meets With NATO Defense Ministers

Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III delivers remarks to Department of Defense personnel, with President Joe. Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C., Feb. 10, 2021. (DoD photo by Lisa Ferdinando)
Axios: Austin warns of NATO threats and signals new era of cooperation with allies
Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin signaled a new era of cooperation during a NATO meeting Wednesday while warning of the threat from "strategic competitors," per a news conference with Pentagon press secretary John Kirby.
Why it matters: Austin's first meeting with NATO defense ministers marks a clear shift from the previous administration. Relations with European allies became so strained under former President Trump, French President Emmanuel Macron referred to NATO as "brain dead."
WNU Editor: There may be a "different tone". But the old problems still remain.
More News On U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin Meeting With NATO Defense Ministers
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