Thursday, July 12, 2018

Who NATO Serves

NATO Shields U.S. From Its Military Adventures


July 11, 2018

President Donald Trump arrived in Brussels on Wednesday, where he is attending a summit of NATO member countries. This is a part of a three-country trip to Europe, and he will be heading to Britain next for a state visit with Prime Minister Theresa May, followed by a trip to Helsinki, Finland, where he will meet with Russia’s President Vladimir Putin. In the lead up to Trump’s visit, Donald Tusk, the president of the European Council, tried to warn Trump about the importance of the NATO alliance.

It is the U.S. that needs NATO, which allows the US to bypass the UN Security Council and engage in military adventures abroad, while keeping a safe distance across the Atlantic, says Eirik Vold of the Red Party of Norway.

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