NATO chief warns against 'going it alone'

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg speaks during a press conference with chairman of the Presidency of Bosnia Herzegovina at the NATO headquarters in Brussels on November 9, 2016NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg issued a stark warning that “going it alone is not an option”, in a pointed article in Britain’s Observer newspaper Sunday following Donald Trump’s US election win. “We face the greatest challenges to our security in a generation,” Stoltenberg wrote as he outlined NATO’s strengths, amid concerns over the president-elect’s position on the US-led alliance. Trump caused alarm during his election campaign when he suggested Washington would think twice about coming to the aid of an endangered NATO ally if it had not paid its dues, casting doubt on the alliance’s core collective defence commitment.

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