All across Eastern Europe, governments continue to be menaced by the aggressive posture of Russia. Their reaction—perhaps also driven by pointed remarks by President Donald Trump about the money spent by the U.S. to protect European countries—has been to approve an uptick in their military spending plans. Poland, the largest country in Eastern Europe, plans to increase the share of gross domestic product (GDP) spent on defense to 2.2% in 2020 from the current 2%, and then to ...


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