In one of his last policy speeches as U.S. defense secretary, Robert Gates railed against NATO members' unwillingness to pay their fair shares of the costs of the transatlantic security alliance. Importantly, his remarks went beyond the usual admonition to Europe to come up with more money, zeroing in for the first time on how NATO actually spends its limited defense resources.
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