RealClearpolitics by Joel Weickgenant --
Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Alabama) sounded notes of sharp concern last weekend at the Brussels Forum conference. He chided European states
on their defense spending levels, saying plainly that Europe needs to
do more. Speaking on a panel about Transatlantic trade, Sessions issued a
warning about the unintended consequences
of some European countries' decisions to join the China-led Asian
Infrastructure Investment Bank, which is widely seen as Beijing's
counter to the World Bank and International Monetary Fund.
We caught up with Sessions on the sidelines of the conference. The
senator said that Russian action will teach Europe the lessons about
military preparedness that American statements can't impart; and he
argued that the U.S. Congress has to push back against the Obama
administration on Iran.