Charles V. Pena

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During the presidential campaign, then-candidate Donald Trump claimed that the United States pays “a totally disproportionate share of NATO” and that there are “countries in NATO that are getting a free ride.” NATO itself concedes that “U.S. defense expenditure effectively represents 73 percent of the defense spending of the Alliance as a whole.” Now that Mr. Trump will be the next president of the United States, NATO’s European members need to own up to their responsibilities and take security seriously.

To begin, every member of NATO must ante up to the requirement of spending at least 2 percent of gross domestic product (GDP) for defense.…  Seguir leyendo »