Asking if he supports the creation of a European army, Mattis responded to reporters: "We regard NATO as the cornerstone of European security protection, and we ruthlessly support countries to do more to carry the load"
US Secretary of Defense Jim Matis said today that NATO is the cornerstone of Europe's protection, just like France and the United States Germany calls for the creation of a European army
Asked if he supported the creation of a European army, Mattis responded to reporters: "We regard NATO as the cornerstone of Europe's security protection, and we ruthlessly support states to do more to carry the load."
The US Secretary of State speaks before the start of the meeting with his Polish counterpart in the Pentagon.
French President Macron proposed last week to create a "real European army" to protect the Old Continent.
US President Donald Trump called the Makron offensive proposal that Europe should set up its own army to protect against possible enemies, including the United States, and today with a series of tweets attacked by the mocking President of France.
In the face of controversy over this issue, German Chancellor Angela Merkel spoke in favor of creating a real European army in a speech given today in the European Parliament in Strasbourg on the future of Europe.