Posts tagged as controversy

Europe must grow together without shying away from controversy

By Heiko Maas on Monday, October 5, 2020

On the 30th anniversary of the reunification of Germany, Foreign Minister Heiko Maas argues that German unity is inextricably linked with united Europe. Everyone in Germany is familiar with Willy Brandt’s phrase: “What belongs together is now growing together.” We tend to assume that it refers to the reunification of our country 30 years ago after it had been split in two by walls and barbed wire. But if you…

Pentagon chief fires Navy secretary over SEAL controversy

By Robert Burns on Monday, November 25, 2019

Defense Secretary Mark Esper has fired the Navy’s top official, ending a stunning clash between President Donald Trump and top military leadership over the fate of a SEAL accused of war crimes in Iraq. Esper said on Sunday that he had lost confidence in Navy Secretary Richard Spencer and alleged that Spencer proposed a deal with the White House behind his back to resolve the SEAL’s case. Trump has championed…