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Trump urges NATO to increase the States defence spending
Fox News contributor Karl Rove discussed why President Trump was right to raise questions, members of NATO, their defence expenditure to 4%.
The NATO leaders will spend the second day of the summit moved from President Donald Trump’s harsh criticism on Wednesday, not military spending, commitments, meetings, and focus instead on ending the war in Afghanistan.
Trump and spent not highlight the first day of the summit, the problems of more than half of NATO members meet the goal of spending 2 percent of gross domestic products on defense.
Shortly after the criticism, the promised, the heads of government of NATO countries to increase their “unwavering commitment” to defense spending, which sets signing of a Declaration by the States that they are “for the improvement of the balance of the distribution of the costs and responsibilities of membership in the Alliance.”
What good is NATO if Germany pays Russia billions of dollars for gas and energy? Why are there only 5 out of 29 countries met their commitment? The USA will have to pay for Europe’s protection, then loses billion on the trade. Must pay 2% of GDP IMMEDIATELY, not until 2025.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) 11. July 2018
Britain’s Prime Minister, Theresa May, tried to ease the tension on Wednesday with the announcement that additional troops for the NATO Afghan training mission, Reuters reported.
“We think the provision of an additional 440 staff, of the NATO Resolute Support mission in Afghanistan, and I that shows when the NATO demands, the UK is one of the first step,” said May reporters.
NATO is trying to come up with a commitment to financing the Afghan security forces until 2024, a plan that is hard to sell, given the reluctance of Western countries, continue to be engaged in the never-ending conflict.
U.S. officials told Reuters that the White house is preparing a further review of strategy in Afghanistan, only a year after Trump hesitant expands the commitment in the America’s was the longest.
The NATO leaders are also expected to discuss the Alliance’s relations with Georgia and Ukraine, two countries that were once in view, the members of the organization, but later, faced with the aggression from Russia, which effectively blocks their entry to NATO rules forbid it, that countries with territorial conflicts joining the Alliance.
Lukas Mikelionis is a reporter for FoxNews.com. Follow him on Twitter @Lukas mikelionis.