Trump’s NATO Policy Would Shoot the U.S. in the Foot

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump during a campaign rally, Superior, Wis., April 4, 2016 (AP photo by Jim Mone).
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump during a campaign rally, Superior, Wis., April 4, 2016 (AP photo by Jim Mone).
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Donald Trump, the front-runner for the GOP presidential nomination, is no fan of NATO. In recent weeks, he’s suggested that U.S. involvement in the alliance may need to be reduced. “NATO is costing us a fortune,” Trump said in an interview with the Washington Post, “and yes, we’re protecting Europe with NATO, but we’re spending a lot of money.” At a town hall event sponsored by MSNBC, Trump went even further, declaring, “We don’t really need NATO in its current form. . . . [Y]ou have countries that are getting a free ride.” Now on one level, Trump is correct: […]

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