Western Democracy Under Threat, Security Conference Warns

VOA News | Feb 14, 2020 at 5:05 PM
  • The annual Munich Security Conference got underway Friday, with German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier issuing a warning that Russia, China and the United States were endangering global security.
  • U.S. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper, who is attending the three-day conference along with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, hailed the 82-member coalition that had come together to defeat the Islamic State terror group in Iraq and Syria.
  • The biggest clash of the conference is likely to come Saturday when U.S. and Iranian representatives take to the stage.