Donald Trump Dominates 53rd Munich Security Conference
Feb 27, 2017 10:29 AM EST
In the past weekend Donald Trump still managed to dominate the 53rd Munich Security Conference. The conference is conducted every February with security experts from governments and the private sector.
Security experts from the world have been playing a closer attention to Trump and their biggest challenge is how to depend on Trump when his words keep changing from time to time. One of the main focuses in the conference was whether the Unites States intends to continue its global leadership role under President Donald Trump.
According to Open Sources, the conference was first launched in 1963 and it was limited around 60 participants as security leaders. It has grown big over the past 50 years and now it includes participants from over 70 nations. Some of them were heads of the state, think tank leaders, foreign ministers and UN players.
Along with other leaders present were Vice President Mike Pence, Secretary of Defense James Mattis and Homeland Security John Kelly. During the conference a report was included of the top 10 political stories of 2017. The first risk on the list was an "Independent America" under Donald Trump.
The members present was loaded with questions about America's role in the foreign policy, some of the major concerns were US - Russia relationship, America's support for NATO and the One-China Policy as per Lawfare.
Germany's Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen, avoided mentioning Trump but she clearly stated that the world needed America's global commitment and engagement. On the other hand the Senator John McCain also avoided using the name of the US president, he prepared remarks urged the attendees not to count America out.
Angela Markel the Prime Minister of Germany stressed that NATO was important, issues of Russian interference in the Presidential election was also discussed in the conference. Apart from Trump's administration the conference further looked into some of the security threats.