FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
September 5, 2018
Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343
WASHINGTON, D.C. – During today’s U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on “Assessing the Value of the NATO Alliance,” U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) questioned whether expanding NATO to include countries such as Montenegro benefits America’s national security or instead increases our risks.
“I think there has to be some discussion,” Dr. Paul said at the hearing before asking, “Do we want everybody in NATO? Is there no limitations to who we’ll put in NATO? Does it dilute the value of NATO? Is it provocative?”
“And people say, ‘Oh, you’re giving credence to Russia’s arguments.’ No, but we have to know what our adversaries think if we want to change their behavior,” he continued.
You can watch Dr. Paul’s remarks HERE.