Mattis spoke about the role of NATO for the United States
BRUSSELS, 15 Feb — RIA Novosti, Vladimir Dobrovolsky. NATO is fundamental to US and the transatlantic community will be able to adapt to new challenges, said the Minister of defence of the USA James Mattis before its first Ministerial meeting in the headquarters of the Alliance.
“The events of 2014 were sad, and we need to continue to adapt to what was manifested in challenges to our security. NATO remains the fundamental Foundation for both the United States and the North Atlantic community, which is closely linked,” said Mattis told reporters.
He noted that “NATO is going through a transformation, always adapting to the challenges of security, this is nothing new”. “Perhaps the speed of change has increased a bit, but we can handle it”, — said the head of the Pentagon.
“I’m sure we will again prove unable to respond to changing circumstances. We’ve done it before, and there is every reason to be confident that we’re doing it again,” said Mattis.