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Michael Fallon, the British defense secretary, talks terrorism and Trump

Michael Fallon, the British defense secretary, talks terrorism and Trump

Britain has long been the United States’ closest and most important ally. At the Reagan National Defense Forum — a gathering last weekend of hundreds of defense industry executives and government officials at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley — its defense secretary, Michael Fallon, sat down with The Times to discuss terrorism and other threats to the world order as U.S. President-elect Donald Trump prepares to take office and Britain prepares to leave the European Union. Spoiler: He was optimistic.

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