Trump skinning NATO in Afghanistan
The Pentagon has made a supplementary allocation of almost $ 650 million for the construction of a wall on the U.S.-Mexican border, simultaneously slashing the funds earmarked initially for security forces in Afghanistan.
The US plan to exit the INF Treaty and the creation of a European Army
US President Donald J. Trump’s late October announcement that Washington intends to withdraw from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF) with Russia, coupled with his personal distaste for arms control treaties and multilateral agreements, his interest in massive arms sales (especially to the autocratic Middle Eastern monarchies) and his perceived efforts to undermine NATO and the European Union (EU), have deepened the rift between Washington and Brussels and have prompted Europe to take steps toward the creation of a joint European army.
A divide in the Atlanticist front
The division between the European Union (centered on Germany and France) and the US under Trump came to light through a mutual reproachment that ironically followed commemoration ceremonies for the 100th anniversary of World War I in Paris.