15 Feb '17, 6pm

SECDEF Mattis to NATO: Sober Up

SECDEF Mattis to NATO: Sober Up

SECDEF Mattis to NATO: Sober Up A true sign of mutual respect among friends is to be honest with each other. You demonstrate how much you value a friendship by being clear, direct, and fair when you outline where your friend is either abusing your friendship or is acting in a way that is self-destructive to their well-being and those around them. One of the useful secondary effects of being clear and direct with your friends is that you quickly discover, by their reaction, if they were every your friend in the first place. The fact that many in NATO have not been contributing in a fair way to collective defense has been an open sore for a long time. Over at my homeblog, we’ve reviewed the issue on a regular basis over the years, most significantly while discussing General Craddock’s 2009 farewell , and Bob Gates’s 2011 speech . There are legion other moments when American ...

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