His remarks included the reassurance that the United States remains committed to NATO, but he paired it with a rebuttal of European criticisms that sought to cast President Trump’s foreign policy as a renewal of the post-war order rather than an abandonment of it.
Pompeo said amassing diplomatic treaties isn't enough, and said they must work better for people.
“Multilateralism has become viewed as an end unto itself. The more treaties we sign, the safer we supposedly are. The more bureaucrats we have, the better the job gets done,” Pompeo said. “Every nation must honestly acknowledge its responsibility to its citizens and ask if the current international order serves the good of its people as well as it could. And if not, we must ask how we can right it.”