July 13, 2018

Trump says NATO withdrawal is 'unnecessary' after allies agree to increase spending

President Donald Trump said NATO allies had committed to raising their defense spending beyond 2 percent on Thursday morning, following a flurry of public diatribes against key members of the 29-nation bloc.

“NATO is much stronger now than it was two days ago,” Trump told reporters in Brussels, shortly after he had prompted an unscheduled crisis meeting among the group’s members. Read more + video.

CNBC

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NATO Shields U.S. From Its Military Adventures (video) - TRNN

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Trump: NAVO-landen zeggen veel meer geld toe - RD

Na keiharde uithaal roept Trump de NAVO-top uit tot een succes (video) - Nieuwsblad

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