Trump’s NATO commentary ‘nothing new,’ U.K. defence leader says

November 18, 2016

“The defence secretary of the United Kingdom and his Canadian counterpart kicked off an international security conference in Halifax today with reassurances they expect key military alliances will endure as U.S. President-elect Donald Trump prepares to take power.” Toronto Star: Trump’s NATO commentary ‘nothing new,’ U.K. defence leader says Michael Tutton

Halifax Security Forum: Could Trump-Putin Relationship Foster Greater NATO Unity?

November 18, 2016

“On whether Trump’s relationship with the Kremlin is materially hurting the alliance, Rose Goettemoeller, who has held her post for just five weeks, said at the Halifax International Security Forum Friday, “I think it’s driving the alliance closer together … and really making countries focus on this necessity of further expenditure on defense.”’ Defense News: Halifax […]

General Who Thinks ‘It’s Fun to Shoot Some People’ Is Front-Runner for Trump’s Pentagon

November 18, 2016

“’I think one of the reasons why it would be good to have him is that he has recent combat experience in both theaters (Iraq and Afghanistan). So he really understands complex situations on the ground,” McCain told The Daily Beast, on the sidelines of the Halifax International Security Forum.” Daily Beast: General Who Thinks ‘It’s […]

Morning Defense

November 18, 2016

“HAPPENING TODAY — HALIFAX SECURITY FORUM: The annual Halifax International Security Forum kicks off today in one of Morning D’s favorite parts of Canada. Among the bold-faced names headed north for the meetings that runs through the weekend: Sens. McCain, Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), Chris Coons (D-Del.) and John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), retired Gen. John Allen and James […]

Chance of Trump following through with campaign promises keeps Europe guessing

November 18, 2016

“The Defence Secretary, who will deliver a keynote speech at the Halifax International Security Forum that opens on Friday, says he expects a significant gap between Mr. Trump’s rhetoric to date and what the president-elect will actually do once in office. The message from London is: Give the new guy some time.” Globe and Mail: Chance […]