Five Former Secretary Generals of NATO: Brexit will Undermine the Alliance

Meeting room at NATO summit in Wales, Sept. 3, 2014In a letter to the Telegraph, fiver former secretary generals of NATO urge the United Kingdom to remain in the European Union.

At a time of such global instability, and when Nato is trying to reinforce its role in Eastern Europe, it would be very troubling if Britain ended its membership of the EU.

While the decision is one for the British people, Brexit would undoubtedly lead to a loss of British influence, undermine Nato and give succour to the West’s enemies just when we need to stand shoulder-to-shoulder across the Euro-Atlantic community against common threats, including those on our doorstep.Lord Carrington (1984-88)

Javier Solana (1995-99)
Lord Robertson of Port Ellen (1999-2003)
Jaap De Hoop Scheffer (2004-09)
Anders Fogh Rasmussen (2009-14)

Image: Meeting room at NATO summit in Wales, Sept. 3, 2014 (photo: NATO)