HAPPENING TODAY: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrives today in Budapest, Hungary, first stop on a week-long trip that will also take him to Bratislava, Slovakia; Warsaw, Poland; Brussels, Belgium; and Reykjavik, Iceland. Today he’s scheduled to meet with Hungary’s prime minister, foreign minister, and defense minister to discuss the usual “range of issues,” which in this case includes defense cooperation, support for Ukraine, and ways to counter Russian and Chinese influence.
In Warsaw, the United States will co-host, with Poland, the “Ministerial to Promote a Future of Peace and Security in the Middle East.” Washington Examiner Foreign Affairs Reporter Joel Gehrke is on the trip with Pompeo and will be providing updates throughout the week.
SHANAHAN’S WEEK: Shanahan will also be in Europe all week. He’s due in Brussels for a regular meeting of NATO defense ministers that officially begins Wednesday, where he