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NATO won’t defend US – Trump

NATO will not come to the rescue if the US gets attacked, former President Donald Trump said on Saturday, continuing his tradition of criticizing the Western alliance.  According to Article 5 of the NATO Charter, an armed attack against one member state must be considered an attack against all of them. …

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Slovakia will defend Hungary’s EU voting rights – PM  

Slovakia will not allow supporters of Ukraine in the EU to punish Hungary for defending its national interests, Prime Minister Robert Fico said during a visit to Budapest on Tuesday, where he met his counterpart, Viktor Orban. The pledge of support came ahead of an extraordinary EU summit on February …

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Ukraine to defend UK ‘within 24 hours’ if attacked – PM

The security agreement recently concluded between Kiev and London is “bilateral” and will guarantee Ukraine’s military support to the UK if Russia were to attack the country, Ukrainian Prime Minister Denis Shmygal has said. Shmygal was referring to the security cooperation agreement that British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak signed with …

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Germany’s army cannot defend the country – defense minister

German Defense Minister Boris Pistorius claimed on Monday that the country’s army isn’t prepared to protect the nation against military aggression. The minister made the remarks during a meeting with fellow members of the Social Democratic Party (SPD). “We have no armed forces that are capable of defending [the country], …

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Biden claims US forces will defend Taiwan

President Joe Biden has said Washington is willing to use military force to defend Taiwan from Beijing, if necessary, while insisting that the US still adheres to the One China policy and is “not encouraging” the island’s independence. During a ‘60 Minutes’ CBS News interview aired Sunday night, Biden was asked …

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US promises to ‘defend’ China’s neighbor

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken paid a visit to Manila to meet the Philippines’ newly elected leader and reassure him of Washington’s full support in the face of China’s “destabilizing and dangerous” actions following US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s trip to Taiwan. The 1951 Mutual Defense Treaty between Washington …

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China vows to defend its ‘territorial integrity’

The Chinese Air Force will circle Taiwan with fighter jets if necessary to “safeguard national sovereignty and territorial integrity,” a spokesman said on Sunday. US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is heading to the region, but it is not yet clear if she will go ahead with a controversial visit to …

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Pentagon pressed to defend abortions

The Pentagon should be proactive in securing easy access to abortion services, activists and lawmakers say, demanding that the military ensure no soldier who wants to terminate a pregnancy is blocked by state legislation. The issue arose after a draft US Supreme Court ruling was leaked to the media earlier this …

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