Psaki Pressed on Why Americans Should Do What NATO Won't

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Posted: Jan 24, 2022 5:00 PM
Psaki Pressed on Why Americans Should Do What NATO Won't

Source: (AP Photo/Susan Walsh

On Monday afternoon the Pentagon confirmed 8500 U.S. troops are on standby for deployment to Eastern Europe as a last ditch effort to deter Russian President Vladimir Putin from invading Ukraine. 

During questioning from reporters at the White House shortly before the announcement, Press Secretary Jen Psaki was asked about the credibility of the NATO alliance as many European countries continue their failure to make good on commitments. 

During his tenure, President Donald Trump consistently pressed NATO countries to live up to their committments and allocate required funds toward the alliance. He did so to deter Russian aggression and to make the alliance stronger.