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NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg is expected to speak at 3 p.m. ET today from the group’s headquarters in Brussels.
The NATO chief’s news conference follows the promise he gave earlier in the day that the international alliance “will send a strong political message of NATO’s commitement to the fight against terrorism and also improve our coordination within the coalition.”
Stoltenberg did, however, add that the group will not engage in combat operations against Islamic State militants.
Stoltenberg’s remarks, in part, react to President Donald Trump’s repeated demands that NATO allies do more in the fight against extremism. Earlier today, the U.S. president, in front of NATO leaders, said the other countries were not doing enough to counter terrorism.
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Joshua Barajas is a senior editor for the PBS NewsHour's Communities Initiative. He also the senior editor and manager of newsletters.
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