Why Montenegro Should Be Welcomed to NATO

President Obama has formally submitted Montenegro’s application to become a NATO member to the United States Senate. NATO’s invitation for Montenegro is welcome and long overdue. This invitation shows other countries in the region that if they fulfill the requirements of the North Atlantic Treaty and demonstrate the ability to contribute to the alliance’s security, NATO membership is possible. At the same time, it also shows that Russia does not have a “veto” over NATO enlargement.

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