On the NATO home page we find “Admiral Howard takes the helm at JFC Naples”
In it is this
As Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa, Howard will be responsible for leading full spectrum maritime operations in concert with allied, coalition, joint, interagency and other partners to advance U.S. interests while enhancing maritime security and stability in Europe and Africa. [My emphasis]
Now I thought, in my simple-minded way, that NATO’s “essential purpose is to safeguard the freedom and security of its members through political and military means” and not just to be a beard for Washington’s aims and purposes.
I guess I was wrong.
Check it out before some NATO flunkey “corrects” it.
(Thanks to Tina Jennings for catching this)