The secretary of defense U.S. threatens with ‘moderate’ support to NATO

The secretary of defense U.S. threatens with ‘moderate’ support to NATO

The Us secretary of Defence, James Mattis, on Wednesday stressed that the members of NATO, their expenditure must increase. If that does not happen, then the United States less contribute

Mattis repeats the message from president Donald Trump.

“I am the you are required to have the transparency about the political reality in the United States and to the reasonable requirement of the American people in concrete terms to convey”, draws The Washington Post Mattis.

“America will meet its responsibilities to comply with, but if you nations want America’s commitment will not mitigate you will aid to show for our collective defense.”


NATO chief Jens) welcomed “all the pressure’ that causes the NATO countries to their appointments. He pointed out that all 28 member states in 2014 promises to have done.

At a NATO summit of heads of government in may is a “significant impetus’ given to a fairer distribution of the burden, announced the Noor. Mattis and the other ministers expressed their “very strong support” for NATO, according to). “We all understand that we are together safer and stronger.”

It seems the secretary of defense, Jeanine Hennis a “beautiful ambition” for the next cabinet to structurally 2.5 billion euros in the defence budget to cross. “But that is really dependent on the financial possibilities,” she said Wednesday in Brussels for the start of consultations with her NATO counterparts. “But there should now be as fast as possible substantial money there.”

The netherlands spends less than 1.2 per cent of gross domestic product on defence, and that would be in 2024 to 2 percent. A first target point is the European average of more than 1.4 percent, according to Hennis, representing annually more than 2.5 billion euros. For 2 percent of 6 billion is needed. “But that is not set in stone.”

The secretary of defense US: ‘It is freedom which we defend at the NATO


Earlier Wednesday told Mattis that the NATO is of fundamental importance for the relationship between Europe and the United States. Mattis said in Brussels that the NATO of “fundamental” importance for the united states and the entire trans-Atlantic community. He added that it is reasonable for member states to request proportionate to contribute to collective security. “Ultimately, we defend together the freedom.”

The old general, who rather for the military alliance worked, called the NATO as his “second home”. He said to make an “open conversation”. “I’m here to listen. We will once again prove that NATO is able to adapt to changing circumstances.”

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