Make European Defense European

Source: Cato Institute
by Justin Logan

“In the lead‐​up to the NATO summit next week, everything is normal at alliance headquarters in Brussels. The secretary‐​general is delivering talking points on alliance unity, openness, and the rules‐​based international order. Meanwhile, France and Turkey are at each other’s throats in the Mediterranean, the prospect of granting Ukraine and Georgia a membership action plan remains a distant fantasy, and reports have reemerged of the United States working with Denmark to spy on Germany and France. In the case of today’s NATO, it’s cruel to be kind — far better to square up to reality. And the reality is that the United States invests too much in European security, while its European allies invest too little.” (06/10/21)