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What makes Biden think Ursula von der Leyen is fit to run Nato?


Steerpike hates to brag, but you heard it here first. The Telegraph is now reporting that Joe Biden, having glock-blocked Britain’s Ben Wallace as Secretary General of Nato, is now pushing for the German Ursula von der Leyen. What makes Ursula qualified to lead the defence of the West?  Well, she was German Defence Minister between 2013 and 2019 and what a marvellous job she did …

In 2015, German troops were so ill-equipped that they had to use broomsticks instead of machine guns for a Nato exercise. It

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