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Missouri's 7th District, U.S. House of Representatives

  
 

 

 

Congressional Issues 2010
FOREIGN AFFAIRS
Problems with the New NATO



The 112th Congress should at least:
  • refuse to appropriate funds for any "out-of-area" NATO military missions;
  • pass a joint resolution opposing any further expansion of the alliance beyond the admission of Poland, Hungary, and the Czech Republic approved by the Senate in 1998;
  • pass a joint resolution endorsing the new European Security and Defense Policy;
  • pass legislation requiring the withdrawal of all U.S. forces stationed in Europe by 2005; and
  • conduct a comprehensive debate about whether continued U.S. membership in NATO serves American interests—especially in light of the alliance’s change of focus from territorial defense to murky peacekeeping and humanitarian intervention missions.


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