President Dwayne Elizondo Mountain Dew Herbert Camacho (aka Barry Obama): "Now y'all listen to me, this how is gonna be..."
NATO must have a sustained presence in countries that feel "vulnerable" to Russia, US President Barack Obama said at a meeting with EU leaders in Brussels. He added that neither Ukraine nor Georgia was currently being considered for NATO membership.
Obama insisted that contingency plans had to be examined and "updated" to guarantee "that we do more to ensure that a regular NATO presence among some of these states that may feel vulnerable is executed." The comments came during a four-day trip to Europe by the US president.
However, Obama expressed concern that defense spending in Europe had fallen in several countries across the continent. "If we have collective defense it meanseveryone has to chip in
, and I have concern about diminished efforts by some in NATO
," he said. "Our freedom isn't free,"
he said, adding that it was necessary to "pay for the assets, the personnel, the training... for deterrent force."