In mid-July, Donald Trump startled American allies and adversaries with a single startling statement: if elected president, he wouldn’t necessarily defend America’s allies in NATO if they were attacked by a foreign power. This extended, Trump said, to the Baltic countries right on Russia’s border — the very countries Russia might conceivably invade.
Now that he’s going to be the president, we’re about to see if Trump is willing to play with literal fire in Eastern Europe.
The NATO alliance was founded on a promise that an attack on one NATO country is an attack on all. Trump is directly undermining …read more