How to Defend the West

National Review

Where is the Trump administration headed in its policies toward Russia and Europe? Several markers have been laid down in recent months.

First, the president delivered a forceful defense of the Western idea in Warsaw last summer, while affirming America’s commitment to NATO under Article 5. Liberals informed us that a verbal defense of Western civilization is now socially unacceptable, but most conservatives liked it.

Second, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson delivered a welcome address on strengthening Western alliances, at the Wilson Center in November, followed by repeat visits to Europe.

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