The US Ambassador to Germany, Richard Grenell, has warned that Washington will move American troops stationed in Germany to Poland if German Chancellor Angela Merkel's fails to boost military spending as part of it contribution to the NATO military alliance.
Russia says it will respond in kind to any measure by the US-led NATO military alliance over Moscow’s decision to suspend a 1987 nuclear missile treaty with the US, ahead of a NATO summit to consider how to deal with the issue.
A senior NATO official says the US-led military alliance would be facing the unpleasant prospect of paying a significant bill if it failed to come up with a successor to its ageing fleet of AWACS spy planes by around 2035.
US Vice President Mike Pence has blasted as “unacceptable” Germany’s dependence on Russian energy and its failure to meet its military spending commitments as a key member of the NATO military alliance.
Turkey has hit back at the US over an ultimatum for Ankara to stop buying Russian S-400 missile defense systems or risk its NATO membership, saying it is Washington that “must choose” between remaining an ally of Turkey or siding with “terrorists.”
US President Donald Trump says he is “very strongly” considering NATO membership for Brazil or some other formal alliance with the Latin American country as he hosts his far-right counterpart in Washington.