Monday, March 20, 2017

What is wrong with this arrangement?: US Pays 22.14 % of NATO Budget; Germany 14.65 %; 13 Allies Pay Below 1%

President Trump has strongly suggested that many members of NATO are not paying their fair share. 
I think he's got a very good point. 

CNS News reports while President Trump’s weekend Twitter assertion that “Germany owes vast sums of money to NATO” is disputed by experts – and by Berlin – it draws attention to the fact that Germany, like the majority of the 28 members of the alliance, has yet to meet a NATO-agreed commitment to devote two percent of GDP to defense spending.

At the same time, a closer look at NATO funding also underlines that – as is the case with the United Nations – the U.S. contributes more than one-fifth of the direct, collective funding that keeps NATO’s military and civilian operations on track.

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1 comment:

  1. Yet Germany says they owe us nothing. Why? Because Barack Obama spied on them? Or because President Trump says so? Merkel had better be nice. The German people who find her unbearable are watching.