Europe and North America need to stay united – now more than ever | Jens Stoltenberg

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Political differences are putting Nato under strain, but all parties must realise that the transatlantic union makes us safer

Transatlantic relationship at risk, says Nato chief

“I believe that in the North Atlantic treaty lies the best, if not the only hope of peace.” Not my words, but the words of Lord Hastings Ismay, former military assistant to Winston Churchill and the very first secretary general of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (Nato).

In the same 1952 broadcast, Ismay predicted “that there will be persistent efforts to drive a wedge between us” and “that we shall have our little quarrels”. Right now, those words seem remarkably prescient.

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