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NATO Expansion: Examining the Accession of Montenegro

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NATO Expansion: Examining the Accession of Montenegro

Volume: 6 pages, pdf


The Senate’s advice and consent to admit a new member to the Alliance is a solemn undertaking that follows a thorough review of the candidate’s qualifications and commitments. A careful review of Montenegro’s candidacy shows that it has transformed its military to make it interoperable with NATO, enacted necessary reforms to meet the Alliance’s benchmarks for membership, and demonstrated solidarity with Allies by participating in overseas missions and aligning its foreign and security policies with those of the Alliance. Montenegro has demonstrated that it shares and will further advance the values of democracy, individual liberty, and the rule of law, and that it will be a net contributor to the security of the Euro-Atlantic area. Finally, and perhaps most importantly, Montenegro’s membership will also bring the Alliance one step closer to realizing the strategic vision of a Europe, whole, free and at peace.