April 06, 2024

NATO chief’s final battle: Protecting Ukraine from Trump, US

Source: The Hill

Journalist: Laura Kelly

“This is not just Trump-proofing, but U.S.-proofing in some ways,” said Jim Townsend, an adjunct senior fellow with the Center for a New American Security and a former senior Pentagon official focused on NATO.

“This is Europe coming to grips with the idea that — whether it’s [former President] Trump, or whether it’s Republicans in the House of Representatives, overstretch by the U.S. military, or whatever it might be, that Europe has got to step up.”


“Hungary and Slovakia could play games with this, we’ll have to see,” said Townsend, with the Center for a New American Security.

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  • Jim Townsend

    Adjunct Senior Fellow, Transatlantic Security Program

    James Joye Townsend Jr. is an adjunct senior fellow in the CNAS Transatlantic Security Program. After eight years as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (DASD) for European ...