From Heritage Foundation: “Ambassador Daalder should establish a NATO-first agenda. Previously, Daalder has advocated an extreme pro-EU integration position and even called for anti-terrorism cooperation to be moved from the bilateral to the supranational EU level.[3] In a major policy paper in 2001, he called for the U.S. Administration to adopt a ‘Europe-First Policy,’ supporting EU integration over-and-above the prioritization of the NATO alliance.[4]

As America’s highest-profile diplomat within the alliance, it is important that NATO can be confident of Daalder’s support and his prioritization of the alliance over all others, including the EU. He should also be wary of the law of unintended consequences when endorsing separate EU defense and security arrangements.”