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By Patrick Tutwiler Comment

President Barack Obama pauses during a joint news conference with EU Council President Herman Van Rompuy and EU Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso at the EU-US summit meeting, Wednesday, March 26, 2014, at the EU Council building in Brussels, Belgium. Obama is on a one day trip to Belgium to shore up commitments he received from allies in The Hague, Netherlands, to reassure Eastern Europeans members of NATO that the alliance will stand by them and to make a larger point about European security a quarter-century after the fall of the Iron Curtain.(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)