Philip H. Gordon, Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs, gave a speech on The United States and Europe: An Agenda for Engagement at SAIS in Washington DC, where I studied in 1999/2000. It was an okay round-up of the transatlantic relationship. Dr. Gordon, formerly of the Brookings Institution, praised the cooperation with Europe: "There could be no better partner than Europe, where we work with democratic, prosperous, militarily-capable allies who share our values and share our interests."
I missed some enthusiasm in his voice to match his words. He does, however, seem to genuinely appreciate Europe's contributions. He did not only delivering the following part of his manuscript:
In Afghanistan, in the wake of the President's speech in November 2009, Europe contributed about 7000 additional troops, over 100 training teams for the Afghan army and police, and nearly $300 million for the Afghan National Army trust fund. European nations now have almost 40,000 troops in Afghanistan and the total European contribution to Afghanistan since 2001 comes to $14 billion.
But he also looked into the audience and added to the prepared text (see video at 7:53 minutes, since it is not in the transcript): "Today as we speak European countries have more troops in Afghanistan than they ever had before despite notions out of there of withdrawal and waning interest." That's good point.