Montenegro: a small NATO member on the Adriatic Sea
- Author: Jon Douglas Jul 22, 2018,
Jul 22, 2018, 1:00
During an interview with Fox News' Tucker Carlson, the anchor asked Trump about his opinion on Article 5, NATO's joint defense agreement, in relation to NATO's newest member. "We build friendships, and we have not lost [a] single one, and at the same time we are able to boldly and defensively protect and defend our own national interests", the statement said.
In a statement on Thursday, Montenegro's government defended its history of "peaceful politics", saying the country "contributes to peace and stability not only on the European continent but worldwide, along with USA soldiers in Afghanistan". The statement also stressed the fact that its alliance with the United States was strong and ideal.
But tension remains after Russia's 2014 annexation of Crimea from Ukraine, whose government says Moscow continues to send cash, weapons and troops to fuel a separatist conflict that's killed more than 10,000 people.
In it, host Carlson asked a hypothetical question: "Let's say Montenegro, which joined previous year, is attacked". A Montenegro undefended by American troops is not a gateway to Russian dominance.
"We call on President Trump not to worry about the non-existent war ambitions of Montenegro, but to try to understand our democratic system", Montenegro's United Reform Action party said in a statement.
Montenegro is a small country with very strong people.
His comment about Montenegrins being "very aggressive people" is silly at best. They are very aggressive people, they may get aggressive, and congratulations, you're in World War III. Better to station USA forces in a country such as Poland that is providing what Trump has called a "truly magnificent" example as "one of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation countries that has actually achieved the benchmark for investment in our common defense". The Post recently reported that US military commanders are anxious that if they had to quickly move USA troops east to head off a military conflict with Moscow, "the most powerful military in the world could get stuck in a traffic jam" as "Humvees. snarl behind plodding semis on narrow roads" and "U.S. tanks. crush rusting bridges too weak to hold their weight". At NATO, Trump blasted the Germany-to-Russia Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, declaring "it's a very bad thing for NATO".
In 2006, ME created a partnership with Montenegro that LePage says originally focused on disaster relief, emergency management and border security.
Second, Montenegro would add little to any alliance against us.
McCain expounded on his views in an op-ed piece for USA Today, in which he pointed to the recent indictments of two Russians in connection with an alleged coup attempt in late 2016 in Montenegro. The president also criticized Germany for a natural gas pipeline deal with Russian Federation, saying it made the country "captive" to Russian Federation.
Donald Trump's administration would come to Australia's aid in a crisis, says Defence Minister Marise Payne. "We have discussed this at length. there must be more burden-sharing when it comes to defending worldwide rules-based order, when it comes to enforcing the rules and norms, and when it comes to promoting and advocating peace and stability around the world".