WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday called on NATO allies to adapt to confront a wide variety of emerging threats, including Russia’s increased aggression, Chinese strategic competition and uncontrolled migration.
Pompeo made the call at the opening of a meeting of North Atlantic Treaty Organization foreign ministers in Washington marking the 70th anniversary of the trans-Atlantic military alliance.
He said it was important to strengthen the 29-member alliance to counter new threats from Russia, China and Iran.
“We must adapt our alliance to confront emerging threats … whether that’s Russian aggression, uncontrolled migration, cyber attacks, threats to energy security, Chinese strategic competition, including technology and 5G, and many other issues,” Pompeo said.
In a 2018 strategy document, the U.S. military