The trip is taking place nearly one year to the day after Russia invaded Ukraine, kicking off a war that continues to rage on.
While pointing out the other nations' role in fending off a Russian threat, Biden made it perfectly clear that the U.S. will be there with them if any NATO member is attacked.
"The commitment of the United States to NATO – I’ve said it to you many times, and I’ll say it again, – is absolutely clear.
Article 5 is a sacred commitment the United States has made," Biden said.
"We will defend literally every inch of NATO.
Biden said that with Russia continuing its offensive, "what literally is at stake is not just Ukraine, it's freedom.".
We don’t know when the war will end, but when it does, we need to ensure that history does not repeat itself. »