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Trump’s Anti-Terrorism Call to Dominate at NATO After Manchester Attack

  • President to be ‘very tough’ on defense spending in Brussels
  • France led concerns of wider NATO role fighting Islamic State
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Stoltenberg on NATO's Role in Fighting Terror

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U.S. President Donald Trump’s demands to step up the fight against terrorism are set to resonate with his NATO partners when he visits the alliance headquarters for the first time on Thursday.

A deadly bombing in the U.K. this week has given fresh urgency to his call for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization to become more engaged in fighting global terrorism. France and Germany dropped their resistance to an upgrade of NATO’s role in the international coalition against Islamic State on the eve of the summit.