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DW News 8 Nov 2019

Franch President Macron calls NATO 'Brain Dead'

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France's president Emmanual Macron has taken other European leaders by surprise by criticizing NATO. In an interview with the Economist magazine, Macron said the alliance was experiencing 'brain death'. He said it was being undermined by a lack of coordination and by the unpredictability of US President Donald Trump. But Chancellor Angela Merkel and the head of NATO Jens Stoltenberg have rejected Macron's remarks.


French President Emmanuel Macron is receiving backlash for calling NATO "brain dead" and questioning Washington's commitment to the Cold War era pact. Meanwhile, celebrations continue in Germany ahead of the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Former Pentagon official Michael Maloof has the story.




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