Penning a Sunday morning op-ed in the Chicago Tribune entitled “Reinforcing Alliance's Military Might Is Vital,” Mitt Romney criticized America's involvement in the NATO alliance, saying the coalition stands at a "crossroads."
For it to succeed, NATO "requires strong American leadership. And it also requires that member states carry their own weight. "In recent years, neither requirement has been sufficiently met," Romney writes.
Romney further criticized President Obama "weakening" the military through defense cuts, "stunning" Poland and the Czech Republic by withdrawing from an agreement to station missile defense sites on their territories, and for a hot-mic moment in which Obama told Russia's then Prime Minister Medvedev that he'd have more "flexibility" after the election to tackle missile defense.