"The U.K.-French spat doesn't make other European nations feel very good either," Mr. Townsend told The Washington Times in an interview this week. "There is worry in the alliance."
Damage control: U.S., NATO officials scramble to patch up trans-Atlantic rifts
Mr. Townsend said the Afghanistan withdrawal served as an eye-opener for NATO nations.
NATO faces day of reckoning amid Afghanistan withdrawal, China's rise