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The NATO Summit Spotlights Its Defense Spending Standard

Jul 11, 2018 | 09:30 GMT
U.S. President Donald Trump and NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg speak May 25, 2017, at NATO headquarters in Brussels.

U.S. President Donald Trump and NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg speak May 25, 2017, at NATO headquarters. During this year's NATO summit in Brussels, Trump will pressure alliance members to spend more on their own defense.

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The Trump administration is pressuring U.S. allies to spend 2 percent of GDP on their own militaries, and is threatening consequences if they fail to do so. Despite the tensions, NATO remains central to U.S. security interests....

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