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Trump Sowing Divisions at NATO Seen as Helping Only Russia

  • Splits over German pipeline, budgets and Turkish missiles
  • Leaders worry over public displays of alliance disunity
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Sen. Menendez Concerned Trump Is Harming Relations With U.S. Allies
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NATO summits are designed to be dull demonstrations of unity and purpose. Mainly thanks to U.S. President Donald Trump, not this time.

Before leaders of the alliance’s 29 member states had even filed into the North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s new headquarters, they split over at least three issues: burden sharing, a planned natural gas pipeline between Germany and Russia, and Turkey’s purchase of Russian anti-aircraft missile systems.