Unbeknownst to most Americans, in June of 2018, NATO’s thirty Defense Ministers (representing all of its member nations) agreed to establish a NATO command structure at the US Naval Base in Norfolk, Virginia. Since then, the administration and operation of the Norfolk Base has reported directly to NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander.
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Mark Skidmore is Professor of Economics at Michigan State University where he holds the Morris Chair in State and Local Government Finance and Policy. His research focuses on topics in public finance, regional economics, and the economics of natural disasters. Mark created the Lighthouse Economics website and blog to share economic research and information relevant for navigating tumultuous times. View more posts