Sunday, April 29, 2012

U.S. seeks to modernize NATO, deepen partnerships

All the Republican foreign policy hawks I've ever encountered are fanatics about U.S. sovereignty and oppose the United Nations and global governance. Yet, they refuse to believe that the NATO is the primary vehicle to transition their beloved U.S. military into the UN's Global Military. NATO needs to be defunded by the U.S. because it's just another expensive U.S. funded military.
The United States will push to modernize NATO, deepen alliance partnerships and hammer out details of the Afghanistan withdrawal at an upcoming summit, White House officials said Thursday. “The alliance needs to be more deployable and more adaptable and we’re taking those lessons learned from Afghanistan and integrating them into our planning going forward,” said Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall, the National Security Council’s director of European affairs. NATO is pursuing a number of “smart defense” initiatives that will ensure that in an era of constrained military budgets, the transatlantic military alliance acts as a “force multiplier” that avoids “duplication or wasted expenditure,” she said.
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