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Mattis Goes Where President Trump Won’t: US-NATO Bond ‘Unshakeable’

By Ryan Browne, CNN:

Newly confirmed Defense Secretary James Mattis sent a strong signal of support to NATO on Monday, reaching out to three critical alliance partners and saying the US had an “‘unshakeable commitment to NATO.”

Mattis — whose embrace of NATO differs from comments made by President Donald Trump — made his first official calls to Secretary General of NATO Jens Stoltenberg and to his counterparts from two key NATO allies, UK Defense Secretary Michael Fallon and Canadian Minister of Defense Harjit Sajjan.

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