Pompeo says NATO needs to change, or risk becoming obsolete

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NATO needs to grow and change or else the alliance runs the risk of becoming obsolete, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Friday.

“Seventy years on NATO now, it needs to grow and change. It needs to confront the realities of today and the challenges of today,” Pompeo said during a question and answer session after giving a speech in Berlin.

“If nations believe that they can get the security benefit without providing NATO the resources that it needs, if they don’t live up to their commitments, there is a risk that NATO could become ineffective or obsolete,” he added.

US Secretary of State Pompeo at Koerber Global Leaders Dialogue in Berlin
 US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks at the Koerber Global Leaders Dialogue in Berlin, Germany, 08 November 2019. US Secretary of State Pompeo delivers a speech on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. EPA-EFE/HAYOUNG JEON

 

Via Reuters

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