At the NATO summit four years ago, the heads of state and government gathered in Wales recommitted to increasing defense spending in real terms and meeting the NATO guideline to spend a minimum 2% of GDP on defense by 2024. In the buildup to the NATO summit in Brussels last month, U.S. President Donald Trump did much scolding of allies and finger pointing about this commitment, which fewer than half of NATO’s 29 members currently have plans to achieve. Though none of his counterparts ...

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