Kentucky Senator Rand Paul recently introduced an amendment to reaffirm that NATO cannot supersede Congress in declaring U.S. involvement in war, however it was rejected by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
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HERE ARE THE FACTS: Norfolk NATO Base is “fully operational” and ready to support the “international order”
August 14, 2022 | By Renee Parsons | sarahwestall.com |
Chairman of the Joint Chief of Staff Mark Milley stated that NATO new headquarters at the NAVAL base in Norfolk, VA has “full readiness” and is now “fully operational” in support of the “international order” and in anticipation of the “Battle of the Atlantic”.
Pentagon spokesman, John Kirby, stated that “placing the U.S. Carrier Strike Force under NATO shows our commitment to the alliance.”
Question: Is the Norfolk NAVAL base now under the command of NATO? Or, maybe more likely, is it ready to be put under full NATO command at any time?
HERE ARE THE FACTS
By Renee Parsons
In October 2019, the U.S. Navy celebrated its 244th Birthday. Beginning as privateers hired by the colonists to attack British commerce vessels during the Revolutionary War, the Continental Congress established a naval force in October, 1775. President John Adams signed the Act to formally establish the Department of the Navy in 1798.
Described as the largest naval station in the world, the Norfolk Naval Base was established in 1917 with 3,400 acres including four miles of waterfront space, eleven miles of pier and wharf space to accommodate seventy-five ships, one hundred thirty four aircraft, fourteen piers and eleven air craft hangars.
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