November 13, 2019
U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, welcomed North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg before the committee today for an informal meeting. Members of the Senate Armed Services Committee expressed their support for the long-standing military alliance and discussed the importance of security cooperation and burden sharing.
Following the meeting, Inhofe released the following statement:
“For 70 years, the NATO alliance has promoted peace, stability and the principles of democracy around the world. The United States’ role as a NATO ally is critical — not just for our allies in Europe, but also for America’s security and prosperity. As we face the resurgence of strategic competition, this alliance is as important now as it has ever been, and I am glad to have had the opportunity to reaffirm our commitment to Secretary General Stoltenberg today. I thank him for coming before the committee to discuss how our continued cooperation will make America – and the world – safer and stronger.”