February 15, 2021

In NATO debut, Biden's Pentagon aims to rebuild trust damaged by Trump

Featuring Rachel Rizzo

Source: Reuters

Journalists Phil Stewart, Idrees Ali, Robin Emmott

President Joe Biden’s administration will use a NATO defense gathering this week to begin what is expected to be a years-long effort to rebuild trust with European allies shaken by Donald Trump’s “America First” foreign policy.

U.S. officials, speaking to Reuters on condition of anonymity ahead of the event, said Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin would emphasize U.S. commitment and appreciation for the trans-Atlantic alliance after Trump’s open hostility.

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Authors

  • Rachel Rizzo

    Adjunct Fellow, Transatlantic Security Program

    Rachel Rizzo is an adjunct fellow at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS), working in the Transatlantic Security Program. Her research focuses on European security, N...