November 17, 2022

NATO Faces New Challenge as Ukraine War Spills into Poland

Featuring Jim Townsend

Source: Al Jazeera

Journalists Priyanka Shankar, Thomas O Falk

Jim Townsend, US deputy assistant defence secretary for Europe and NATO under former President Barack Obama, welcomed NATO’s approach.

“I think NATO did a great job of being very deliberative and cautious by putting a story together based on facts,” he told Al Jazeera. “I think the US was like that too amid an environment where everything was very murky with a lot of conflicting information out there.”

“The conflicting information was mainly picked up by the press and it became a real frenzy,” he said.

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Authors

  • 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 ...