23 august 2019

Trump’s Spat With Denmark Could Cost Him Against Iran


During Jim Townsend’s decades of work on European policy in the Pentagon and at NATO, he never saw the Danes say no to a fight. From the first Gulf War to counter-Islamic State operations, Denmark was always one of the first allies to raise its hand when the United States asked for military support. “There was never, ‘Oh, we have to think about it.’ It was always, ‘What do you need?’” Townsend said. But U.S. President Donald Trump’s war of words with Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen over [...]