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Senate’s Pentagon budget bill would obstruct Trump from leaving NATO

By APOCALYPSEFUCKisShostikovitch following x   2019 May 23, 3:51pm 292 views   2 comments   watch   nsfw   quote     share    


https://www.defensenews.com/congress/2019/05/23/senates-pentagon-budget-bill-would-obstruct-trump-from-leaving-nato/

Kaine is confused? Wow, this is Trump's fucking job.




WASHINGTON — A provision in the Senate Armed Services Committee’s new defense policy bill would make it tougher for President Donald Trump to pull the U.S. out of NATO, sending a strong sign of bipartisan support for the alliance.

The $750 billion bill, which passed the SASC on Wednesday, includes language to bar funding for a year for a withdrawal from Europe, if the U.S. initiates an exit from NATO. The provision seems designed to hem in Trump, whose rhetoric has sent mixed messages about America’s commitment to the 29-nation alliance.

SASC Readiness Subcommittee ranking member, Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va. sponsored the language and said Thursday that it was embraced unanimously and on a bipartisan basis.

To answer a report he had floated a NATO withdrawal, Trump said in January he was “100 percent” behind the alliance. Critics, however, have focused on his false claims NATO allies owe the U.S. money, long history of jabs at NATO members for missing military spending targets and threatened to withdraw during the 2018 NATO summit.

“We’re confused about their intent,” Kaine said of the White House on NATO, adding, “This bill says if the president unilaterally tries to pull out, no funds can be expended to remove troops for a year. That gives Congress the opportunity to debate and overturn a decision if we think it’s unwise.”
1   RC2006   ignore (1)   2019 May 23, 4:34pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Trump should just pull all troops and equipment out of Europe. We can be part of NATO from within our borders.
2   RC2006   ignore (1)   2019 May 23, 5:11pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

The US is NATO

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