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Leon Panetta On NATO, North Korea And Democrats In Congress


In this May 25, 2017 file photo, British Prime Minister Theresa May, left, speaks to President Trump during a NATO summit at NATO headquarters in Brussels. (Matt Dunham, Pool/AP)

In this May 25, 2017 file photo, British Prime Minister Theresa May, left, speaks to President Trump during a NATO summit at NATO headquarters in Brussels. (Matt Dunham, Pool/AP)

President Trump begins a diplomatic gauntlet when he departs for Brussels on Tuesday. In addition to NATO members irked by Trump’s demands for more defense spending, the president will be greeted by a British government in disarray over Brexit when he travels to the U.K. later this week, ahead of his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday.

Trump’s┬átrip comes on the heels of denuclearization talks with North Korea that ended with the North Koreans accusing the U.S. of “gangster-like” behavior.

Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson speaks with Leon Panetta, who served as White House chief of staff for President Clinton and as both CIA director and secretary of defense under President Obama.

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