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US Veterans Organization urges Senate to vote against NATO expansion

US Veterans Organization urges Senate to vote against NATO expansion

Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) on Wednesday urged the Senate to vote against NATO expansion because it could cost the country “billions of dollars” and increase the risk of a confrontation with nuclear-armed Russia.

The US Senate is expected to vote that day on a resolution to ratify the accession protocols for Finland and Sweden to NATO. In this regard, the leader of the democratic majority of the upper house of Congress, Chuck Schumer, invited the ambassadors of the two Scandinavian countries to the United States as guests at the upcoming meeting.

“The US is saddled with $30 trillion in public debt, record inflation and growing limits on its military power. The last thing the US should do is to extend NATO security guarantees to two more wealthy European countries,” said a senior CVA adviser on this matter Dan Caldwell, whose statement was made public on the organization’s website.


As Caldwell noted, joining the two Scandinavian countries to the alliance “could cost the US billions of dollars, require regular deployment of troops in both countries and increase the risk of a confrontation with nuclear-armed Russia.”

“The United States faces more pressing problems at home and in other parts of the world. Instead of taking on the security needs of the wealthier countries of Europe, the United States should encourage Europeans to take more responsibility for their own security,” said a spokesman for the veterans’ US associations.