Friday, November 18, 2016
How Much Are Our NATO Allies Spending on Defense
During the campaign, Trump expressed his desire to see our allies either spend more on defense, or pay us for protecting them. This report from NATO shows how well our allies are doing on meeting the 2% of budget for defense that is the guideline. The U.S. (of course), Greece, the United Kingdom, Estonia and Poland are all at or above 2%. Estonia and Oland, of course, are frontier members with Russia; Greece is probably more concerned with their traditional enemy, Turkey, also a member of NATO. If Turkey and Greece go to war, which nation does NATO back?