President Biden vows to defend every inch of NATO's territory during his visit to Finland.
Why it matters
The visit showcases NATO's renewed energy and commitment to protecting its members in the face of Russian aggression.
What the papers say
The New York Times emphasizes Biden's commitment to defending NATO's territory and the importance of unity among member countries. The Independent highlights the growth of NATO and Biden's successful NATO summit in Lithuania. It also mentions the significance of Finland's entry as NATO's newest member. The article also mentions Biden's efforts to show NATO's expanding power and influence against Russia. The Independent also mentions Ukraine's disappointment at not receiving an outright invitation to join NATO.
How we got here
President Biden's visit to Finland comes after a successful NATO summit in Lithuania, where leaders showed unity in support of Ukraine. Finland joined NATO earlier this year, effectively doubling the alliance's border with Russia.
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The North Atlantic Treaty Organization, also called the North Atlantic Alliance, is an intergovernmental military alliance between 30 North American and European countries.
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