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CVA Urges Senate to Reject NATO Expansion to Finland and Sweden

By Concerned Veterans for America

Adding two more wealthy European welfare states to America’s security umbrella won’t make U.S. safer


ARLINGTON, Va.—Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) on Wednesday urged the United States Senate to reject extending NATO membership to Finland and Sweden, which would entail extending an American security commitment to both nations.

Dan Caldwell, CVA Senior Advisor, had this to say about the vote: 

“The United States is saddled with a $30 trillion national debt, record inflation, and growing constraints on its military power. The last thing the United States should be doing is extending security guarantees through NATO to two more wealthy European welfare states. Adding Finland and Sweden to NATO could cost the United States billions of dollars, require the regular deployment of troops to both countries, and raise the risk of a confrontation with nuclear-armed Russia.” 

“The United States faces more pressing challenges at home and in other parts of the world. Instead of taking on more wealthy security dependents in Europe, the United States should incentivize the Europeans to take more responsibility for their own security. Deploying more troops and military assets to the continent while making defense commitments through NATO will not make the United States safer.”