As a former U.S. ambassador to NATO, I left the Munich Security Conference concerned that we are witnessing the most worrisome division across the Atlantic in memory. In a dramatic weekend showdown, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Vice President Mike Pence offered strikingly opposite views about the future of NATO and the once close transatlantic relationship. Former Vice President Joe Biden spoke for many former American officials in both parties who believe that the Trump administration has needlessly weakened our ties to Europe.


Burns, Nicholas. "Pence and Biden in Munich: Stark Contrast Shows How Trump is Ruining Relations with Europe." USA Today, February 18, 2019.