Congress approves bill barring presidents from unilaterally exiting NATO

Congress this week approved a measure aimed at preventing any U.S. president from unilaterally withdrawing the United States from NATO without congressional approval.

  • Passage came amid long-standing concerns that Donald Trump may try to exit the alliance if he returns to office.
  • The bipartisan attempt to add checks and balances highlights the lengths Congress is willing to go to protect the U.S.-NATO relationship amid ongoing Russian aggression and following years of criticism of the military alliance during Trump’s presidential tenure.

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