Maybe it’s because he has new friends (Putin? The Saudis?). Who knows? But Mr. Trump has declined to affirm Article 5 of the NATO charter. In other words, he refuses to commit to standing behind the NATO principle that an attack upon one is an attack upon all. Article 5 has been in place since 1949; it has never been questioned, although the only time it has been invoked is when the rest of the NATO nations stood behind the USA after the 9/11 attacks. Trump’s faithlessness may be due to stupidity and ignorance or to a sinister self-serving agenda, or both. But his failure to affirm Article 5 is dangerous and destabilizing for the world.
Write a postcard (or several!) to the White House demanding that Trump publicly state his commitment to upholding Article 5 of the NATO charter.
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500
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