U.S. Senate Ratifies Adding Finland and Sweden to NATO

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from The Wall Street Journal,

The U.S. Senate ratified the addition of Finland and Sweden to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization by a vote of 95-1. Seven of the alliance’s 30 current members still need to ratify the expansion.

Bipartisan support for expansion of alliances comes after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Sen. Josh Hawley (R., Mo.), who was the only senator to vote against the resolution, argued in a speech before the vote that the U.S. should be less focused on European security and more focused on China, which he said is a greater threat than Russia.

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