29 Jun '17, 11pm

#SECDEF salutes @NATO collective security #StrongEurope

WASHINGTON -- Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said the United States will continue to build on the legacy of George C. Marshall and reaffirmed the United States' commitment to NATO's system of collective defense during his speech yesterday at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany. "The U.S. commitment to our NATO Article 5 security guarantee is ironclad," Mattis said during his speech, part of an event marking the 70th anniversary of the establishment of the Marshall Plan. Under Article 5, an attack on one NATO partner nation is considered an attack on all. The Marshall Plan initiative, named after American statesman and soldier George C. Marshall, provided more than $13 billion in economic support to help rebuild western European economies after the end of World War II. It saved millions of Europeans from starvation an...

Full article: https://www.army.mil/article/190174/

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