MTG Says NATO Is No Longer a “Reliable Partner” to America

A Republican lawmaker has recently called for President Biden to withdraw from NATO. Georgia Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (MTG) has said the United States can’t rely on NATO. As she spoke at a big NATO gathering in Europe, she issued a direct challenge to President Biden.

Greene spoke before the House Rules Committee on the National Defense Authorization Act for 2024 on July 12. Greene has proposed a change to the Act that would give Biden the authority to withdraw the United States from NATO. Greene said that the American people shouldn’t foot the bill for defending the alliance since it can’t be counted on. She made the point that whereas the United States spends over 4% of its GDP on defense, Germany has spent less than 1% for the majority of the last decade. She argued that Western European nations should invest more in ensuring their own security rather than relying on the United States to do it.

Only seven of NATO’s 31 members (the United States, the United Kingdom, Poland, Greece, Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia) presently spend at least 2% of their GDP on defense. This year, we anticipate arrival in Hungary, Romania, Slovakia, and Finland. Germany has just promised a massive boost in military funding, although it still only amounts to 1.57% of its GDP, bringing the alliance average down to 1.74%. Berlin claims it will succeed in its goal by the next year.

There is no denying that the United States bears a disproportionate share of NATO’s responsibilities. It is the only member of the alliance with a global military that can also sustain heavy fatalities and keep fighting in a major conflict, along with the United Kingdom and France. Since its inception in 1949, NATO has been the cornerstone of Western security against Russia. However, it may be time for European members to shoulder their due share of this responsibility.




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