Less than an hour before Mr. Trump addressed reporters in the hastily called news conference, NATO leaders reportedly declared an emergency session over the U.S. leader’s hammering of America’s allies over their defense spending. In a series of tweets from the Belgian capital before Thursday’s meetings, Mr. Trump complained the United States „pays tens of Billions of Dollars too much to subsidize Europe“ and demanded that members of the military alliance meet their pledge to spend 2 percent of GDP on defense, which „must ultimately go to 4%!“
(8.4.2018) “One useful place to start is the different conceptions of war that Trump and his generals have,” said Stephen Biddle, adjunct senior fellow for defense policy at the Council on Foreign Relations. “Trump thinks wars should look like World War II. He’s looking for some sort of big dramatic blitzkrieg.
“He thinks that you win a war with some sort of sudden decisive violence, the enemy cries ‘uncle’ and then you have a big victory parade.“
Damascus, SANA-The Syrian army declared full victory against terrorist organizations in Eastern Ghouta, hailing the military achievement as a ‘crushing blow’ to the Wahhabi anti-Syria scheme.
The declaration of victory came in a statement on Saturday by the General Command of the Army and Armed Forces.