A “NATO for the Pacific” Is Madness

Source: Antiwar.com
by Daniel Larison

“Republican hawks are predictably pushing for many irresponsible aggressive policies towards China. The latest example of this came last week in a speech by Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse, who called for $1 trillion military budget, an explicit security commitment to Taiwan, and the creation of what he calls a ‘NATO for the Pacific.’ Any one of these ideas would be bad for the United States, and all of them together would be ruinous.” (06/08/22)