Emmanuel Macron warns Europe: NATO is brain-dead
America is turning its back on the European project. Time to wake up, the French president tells The Economist
French President Macron is making a statement that all Americans should heed. American security depends on a strong #NATO, and a strong NATO depends on American leadership. That leadership is MISSING today!
It is high time for Europe to "wake up", according to Emmanuel Macron. Read an astonishingly candid interview with France's president
'NATO, Mr Macron says, “only works if the guarantor of last resort functions as such. I’d argue that we should reassess the reality of what NATO is in the light of the commitment of the United States.”'
Emmanuel Macron to
. “What we are currently experiencing is the brain death of NATO". Does he believe in Article 4? “I don't know,” he replies, “but what will Article Five mean tomorrow?”
Enfin, someone has said it out loud
I am not sure it is prudent to say, "We are currently experiencing is the brain death of NATO." EU defense capability scarcely exists. So what is achieved by saying this, other than to embolden Putin?
"If we don’t wake up [...] there’s a considerable risk that in the long run we will disappear geopolitically, or at least that we will no longer be in control of our destiny" says Macron in major interview with my colleague
Macron interview in The Economist: "What we are currently experiencing is the brain death of NATO”
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Macron:”NATO is brain-dead,Europe can no longer rely on the US to defend NATO allies. Europe stands on the edge of a precipice, needs to start thinking of itself strategically as a geopolit power; otherwise we will no longer be in control of our destiny.”
Macron describes NATO as "brain-dead."