Former NATO secretary general relays fears over Trump presidency

A Donald Trump presidency would weaken NATO and the US, said the military alliance's former secretary general, Anders Fogh Rasmussen, in an interview Saturday with German broadcaster ZDF.

The Republican candidate has "raised doubts about the American ability to defend our allies," he said, adding that the world needed a global police, a role that the US is uniquely suited to fill.

Rasmussen also said that he feared a reduction in US engagement would lead to a vacuum that will be filled by "the bad guys," such as Russian President Vladimir Putin, whom Trump has praised in the past.

Last update: Sat, 20/08/2016 - 15:46

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