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“It’s the weirdest thing. People tend to assume Hawaii is part of the U.S. and therefore it’s covered by NATO.”

David Santoro, president of the Pacific Forum think tank in Honolulu, on the growing recognition among Hawaii residents that their state is technically not covered by the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. The clue is in NATO’s name, while Hawaii is in the Pacific. . (CNN, March 30, 2024)
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