Last month, Vice President Michael Pence went to Europe to reassure America’s allies. They were reeling from President Trump’s repeated attacks against the European Union and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), his expressions of admiration for Russian autocrat Vladimir Putin, and his endorsement of an isolationist “America First” foreign policy. Pence’s message to European leaders was different. At the Munich security conference, Pence — together with U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis — reassured Europe that the United States fully supports NATO and will stand with it against a resurgent Russia. Pence then traveled to Brussels to meet with President of the Council of the European Union Donald Tusk to offer his unqualified support for the E.U.