Barack Obama also felt the Germans relied too much on selling goods to other countries.
The American reminds his allies of their military spending commitments at the dedication of a 9/11 monument.
European military integration would augment NATO and signal European, in the absence of American, resolve.
Commentators don’t oppose the missile strikes per se but worry the American acted for the wrong reasons.
The new president seems ignorant of the past and mistakes NATO’s 2-percent spending goal for loyalty.
Donald Trump’s defense chief warns that America might take a step back unless its allies spend more.
The European Union and Mexico accelerate trade talks at the same time as America turns its back on the world.
Encouraging the continent that produced two world wars to fashion swords from plowshares is a terrible idea.
The president-elect calls NATO obsolete, says the EU is falling apart, but offers Russia relief from sanctions.
European nationalists see a kindred spirit in the American president-elect, but they shouldn’t expect any favors from him.
The United Kingdom could find itself slipping into a gap between a less effective NATO and a tighter EU.
An America led by Donald Trump could pull out of trade deals and leave Europe to fend for itself.