U.S. Defense Secretary Urges Swift NATO Membership for Sweden

MUSKO NAVAL BASE, Sweden — With Finland now officially in the fold of NATO , the Biden administration turned its attention on Wednesday to neighboring Sweden, another long-neutral nation that now wants to join the military alliance.

During the first visit to Sweden by an American defense secretary in 23 years, Lloyd J. Austin III promised to work for Stockholm’s “swift accession” to NATO and said he hoped that objections to the country’s NATO membership would be ironed out by midsummer, when members of the alliance meet in Lithuania.

“We’ll work hard to get that done before the summit,” Mr. Austin […]

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