Maintaining U.S. leadership in the NATO Alliance and sustaining the critical relationship between the U.S. and the European Union will continue to be among the most vital strategic aims of the United States in the decade ahead. Both of our political parties and the great majority of Americans in recent public opinion polls support a continuation of American leadership in NATO. We should also continue to view the over 500 million people who live in the European Union as our allies, friends and economic partners.


Burns, Nicholas. "The Historic Alliance between the United States and Europe." Testimony to the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia, Energy and the Environment, March 26, 2019.