15 Jan Should the U.S. defend other NATO countries that maintain low military defense budgets relative to their GDP?
NATO is an intergovernmental military collaboration between 29 North American and European countries. NATO acts as a collective defense wherein states agree to defend each other in response to an attack by any external force.
President Donald Trump has recently suggested withdrawal from the alliance if they fail to increase their spending on the military bloc.
When NATO was conceptualized after WWII, member countries pledged to spend at least 2% of their GDP on their military spending. France, Turkey, Germany, Canada, and Italy are currently paying less than 2% of their GDP on military defense.
Those in favor of U.S to continue being a part of NATO believe it’s an indispensable alliance, needed for Global Peace. Opponents find the idea of United States spending more than other European countries as unfair to the taxpayers.
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Should the U.S. defend other NATO countries that maintain low military defense budgets relative to their GDP?