Sen. Rand Paul: Montenegro Joining NATO Is Against U.S. Interests
Sen. Rand Paul
March 30, 2017
President Donald Trump said in his inaugural address: “We’ve defended other nation’s borders, while refusing to defend our own.”
I couldn’t agree more.
Today, the question is: Will we add yet another commitment to defend yet another foreign country?
For decades, NATO has been an organization where the U.S. disproportionately spends our blood and treasure. The other NATO countries have largely hitched a ride to the U.S. train that subsidizes their defenses and allows them to direct their revenues to domestic pursuits.
Adding a country with fewer than 2,000 soldiers to NATO is not in our self-interest. There is no national security interest that an alliance with Montenegro will advance. If we invite Montenegro into NATO, it will be a one-way street with the U.S. committing to defend yet another country.