Assistant Secretary of State Addresses European Affairs at Heritage

Assistant Secretary of State A. Wess Mitchell addressed The Heritage Foundation on “Preserving the West,” outlining the Trump Administration’s long term goals in European affairs.

Secretary Mitchell specializes in European and Eurasian Affairs, and he stresses that anchoring the Western alliance is key. Under Trump, America is finally accepting its responsibilities to Europe and aims to put real resources into its defense. “The stronger we are today,” he says, “the less likely a certain school of rivals can choose our path for tomorrow.”

In his closing statement, the Assistant Secretary of State reassured us that the United States is making important progress in strengthening Europe. As a follower of Heritage’s research for years, Mitchell thanked us for “bringing original ideas to the policy debate here in Washington.”

The Heritage Foundation is honored to facilitate discussions on U.S. interests in foreign policy. With your help, we hope to continue to assist leaders in Washington by hosting platform that discusses sound policies which defend our national security.

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