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Pence: NATO Needs to Tackle Radical Islamic Terrorism

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Vice President-elect Mike Pence (AP Images)

By    |   Wednesday, 18 Jan 2017 06:41 PM

The United States' alliance with NATO will continue under President Donald Trump but it should refocus its mission, Vice President-elect Mike Pence said in a new interview.

According to The Hill, Pence spoke with NBC's Chuck Todd during an interview for "MTP Daily" that aired Wednesday.

"It's an alliance that should expand to include other security threats. But that historic mission of NATO will go forward. I'm confident," Pence said.

"The other piece though, and we've seen real movement on this and there's some bipartisan support for this in the Congress, is that NATO needs to refocus its mission on confronting radical Islamic terrorism, the threat of ISIS."

Trump was critical of NATO, a group of 28 nations that includes the U.S. and Canada, during his presidential campaign. He called for member nations to pay their fair share into the organization or risk not having America's full backing. 

In a recent interview, Trump reiterated his comments that NATO has become "obsolete."

Pence told Todd NATO countries need to do more as members of the organization.

"Number one, we need to ask member nations to begin to live up to their minimum commitment in security," Pence said.

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