Trump Zings NATO, and EU Chief Zings Back

Moscow drafts a blueprint for the Putin-Trump summit in Helsinki

The document reportedly emphasizes the importance of maintaining a dialogue between the Russian and US heads of state, diplomats, militaries, and intelligence agencies, and calls for closer economic ties and more contact between Russians and Americans.

The president did not say whether not he trusted the Russian leader. "This is unfair, nor is is acceptable".

'But we can not be taken advantage of.

Still, the administration official said, Trump would likely reiterate USA support for the NATO treaty's Article 5, a provision that means an attack against one ally is considered an attack against all of them.

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov recently said that Vladimir Putin is prepared to repeat that Russian Federation had no role in any "interference". "Costs are borne collectively, often using the principle of common funding".

The demise of the Soviet Union in 1991 prompted a partial drawdown of USA forces from Europe, but every administration since then has concluded that keeping a US military presence there was important for wider USA security, political and economic interests, and as a sign of solidarity with Europe. Its civil budget is €245.8 million (or about $289 million). "It would just be once more a transitory verbal tiff, as opposed to a change in policy, which leads to a true weakening of the alliance", says John Herbst, former USA ambassador to Ukraine, now at the Atlantic Council.

Tusk too urged the Europeans to increase spending as they have promised, but said: "Dear America, appreciate your allies, after all you don't have all that many".

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But the President's mid-air tweets aboard Air Force One slamming North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies for failing to meet their defense spending commitments and upbraiding the European Union over what Trump perceives as an unfair trading relationship came as little surprise to the European counterparts Trump is set to meet with over the next week.

"The United States continues to devote more resources to the defense of Europe when the Continent's economy, including Germany's, are doing well and security challenges abound".

Either way, that still isn't how much the U.S.

As Trump flew toward Brussels on Tuesday, European Council President Donald Tusk sought to set down brightly colored markers for Trump's arrival.

On the other hand, Trump is right that many countries in the global security alliance come "nowhere close to their 2% commitment". Other NATO members are already pushing back, arguing that their commitment to defense is rising and they back United States priorities in other important ways. In 2014, they agreed again to aim to meet that standard by 2024. So far, only five countries meet that threshold: the United States, the United Kingdom, Greece, Estonia and Latvia. Poland, at an estimated 1.99 percent of GDP, was just shy of the goal.

Trump has already suggested he is looking forward to that meeting more than any portion of his trip. While these countries have been increasing their contributions since I took office, they must do much more.

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