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After Afghanistan, confused NATO allies worry about US commitment

After Afghanistan, confused NATO allies worry about US commitment
NATO allies at a conference in Estonia earlier this month were rattled by the withdrawal from Afghanistan and let it be known the alliance is at a crossroads.

“I think here that there is a shared responsibility in not having used NATO for what it should be, which is a place where we can openly put the questions, even the hard questions — especially the hard questions — on the table and not be satisfied with insufficient answers to hard questions.However, he made clear that NATO members’ frustration with the U.For NATO members, while Biden’s presidency is a welcomed change from former President Donald Trump’s chaotic and isolationist policies, bombastic statements and cozy relationship with Russia’s Vladimir Putin, the Afghanistan withdrawal has made them wonder whether Biden really meant it when he said “America is back.NATO allies, rattled by the events that unfolded, let it be known the alliance is at a crossroads.

White House officials, asked about the concerns of NATO allies, pointed to remarks by Secretary of State Antony Blinken in Germany on Sept.allies regarding the messy withdrawal from Afghanistan, but there has been plenty since and more is likely to come.

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