'Defense spending also goes into UN peacekeeping missions, into our European missions and into our contribution to the fight against IS terrorism,' defense minister says.
If confirmed, former UN spokesman Richard Grenell would be the highest ranking openly gay official in Trump's administration.
The military alliance would be concerned if reports that Russia has violated a Cold War-era treaty by deploying a cruise missile prove true, NATO's chief says.
NATO spokeswoman slammed Russian websites such as Sputnik and RT for posting false stories.
The deployment is designed to beef up the defense of eastern Europe and send a signal of resolve to Russia, which has denounced the build-up as an act of aggression.
Ukraine and NATO accuse the Kremlin of supporting the rebels with troops and weapons, which it denies.
Trump and German chancellor recognize need for all allies to contribute their 'fair share.'
The satirical treatment of President Trump has gone international.
Outgoing U.S. Ambassador to the UN delivers blistering speech condemning Russia's role on the world stage, accusing Putin of a 'deny and lie' strategy to evade responsibility for alleged war crimes.
300 U.S. Marines arrived in Norway this week, marking the first time since World War II that foreign troops have been allowed to be stationed in NATO country.