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Does Europe still have a partner, a big brother across the water?A partner that is also a protector, with a military and security network of unrivaled power and reach?Is the United States still that partner?That's been the question of anxious, angry commentators all over Europe since U.S. President Donald Trump announced last Tuesday he would cease to support the nuclear agreement with Iran signed by China, the European Union, France, Germany, Russia and the United Kingdom as well as the United States.The United States and Europe have had other differences, which in their time were termed crises. In 1956, U.S. President Dwight Eisenhower forced British, French and Israeli troops to end the invasion launched into Egypt for fear that its new leader would nationalize the Suez Canal; France and the U.K., two former imperial powers, were duly humbled.France's Gen. Charles de Gaulle, president from 1959 to 1969, held his country aloof from NATO and maintained an independent military and diplomatic posture, demanding the removal of all American personnel from French soil.When de Gaulle made that demand to then President Lyndon Johnson, the latter is said to have asked whether that included those U.S. soldiers buried there.
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