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ELECTION/FOREIGN POLICY/JOE BIDEN/NATO/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Former Vice President Joe Biden savaged Donald Trump’s foreign policy agenda in an interview that aired Friday [7-5-19] morning, warning that the North Atlantic Treaty Organization will be completely disbanded if the president captures another White House term in 2020…Biden also accused Trump of ‘stiff-arming our friends’ on the world stage and ‘threatening NATO,’ the decades-old multinational political and military alliance among 29 North American and European countries. Trump has long expressed skepticism toward NATO, complaining that too many of the pact’s other members have failed for years to meet agreed-upon defense spending targets and threatening to pull the U.S. out of the alliance. Prodded by the president, defense spending by NATO members has climbed since 2016, apparently placating some of Trump’s concerns.”

Quint Forgey, “Biden warns ‘there will be no NATO’ if Trump wins re-election,” Politico, July 5, 2019 12:08 pm

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