The NATO Summit Spotlights Its Defense Spending Standard
Jul 11, 2018 | 09:30 GMT
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- The United States will pressure its NATO allies during the military bloc's July 11-12 summit in Brussels to spend more on their own defense.
- Although it is NATO's most powerful member state, the United States still derives great benefits from the alliance.
- The commitment from each NATO member to spend at least 2 percent of gross domestic product on defense does not adequately account for the different security priorities of the alliance's disparate states.