By JOHN VANDIVER | STARS AND STRIPES Published: January 10, 2020
President Donald Trump now wants to rebrand NATO and possibly expand its purview to the Middle East. And he knows just what to call it. “’NATO’ right? And then you have ‘M.E.’ — Middle East. You’ll call it ‘NATO-ME,’” Trump said Thursday, adding: “What a beautiful name.”
kk: But in the article is not mentioned, that NATO is already active in Middle East with two formats ‘The Mediterranean Dialogue’ and ‘The Istanbul Cooperation’, see: Q&A about NATO: 9. Does NATO work with other States? Additional NATO and NATO member states have troops in the Middle East like Germany.