Stoltenberg: European allies were consulted over Afghanistan

NATO’s Secretary-General pushed back against European complaints that the U.S. administration had not consulted allies over the decision to pull out from Afghanistan.

“You see different voices in Europe, and some are talking about the lack of consultation, but I was present in those meetings,” NATO’s Jens Stoltenberg said in an interview with the New York Times published on Friday. “Of course the United States consulted with European allies, but at the end of the day, every nation has to make their own decision on deploying forces.”

Several diplomats and EU leaders have complained about a lack of consultations, as the decision to pull out has ignited fears of

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