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A 3-Percent-Solution for NATO

Wednesday, December 4, 2019   (0 Comments)

By Daniel S. Hamilton  |  December 4, 2019  |  Defense One

 

The alliance should up its members’ spending goals — and count much-needed resiliency investment toward the total.

Why does French President Emmanuel Macron consider NATO “brain dead”? One reason is that the Trump administration has insisted the alliance can only be relevant if all allies spend 2 percent of GDP on defense, a litmus test that only a handful of countries have met.

There is good reason for allies to spend more following decades of neglect, and most allies have in fact started to spend more again. That does not necessarily mean, however, that they have become more effective in addressing the growing range of threats they face.  READ MORE...


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