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Pence reaffirms support for NATO, says U.S. will hold Russia accountable

Pence reaffirms support for NATO, says U.S. will hold Russia accountable

Vice President Mike Pence on Saturday conveyed a message to jittery partners that the Trump administration will "hold Russia accountable" and maintain steadfast support for NATO, a military alliance the American commander in chief once dismissed as "obsolete."

In his overseas debut as vice president, Pence told the audience at the Munich Security Conference that the U.S. would be "unwavering" in its commitment to NATO and that President Trump would "stand with Europe." Pence pointed to their shared "noble ideals — freedom, democracy, justice and the rule of law."

Addressing the violence in Ukraine, Pence said the U.S. would...

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