NATO chief urges defense budget hike amid command expansion

February 15, 2018 1:27 am defensenews.com
NATO chief urges defense budget hike amid command expansion

BRUSSELS — NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on Wednesday urged European allies and Canada to keep ramping up defense spending, as the alliance expands its command headquarters in response to a more assertive Russia. Only eight of the 29 NATO member countries are forecast to reach this year the alliance’s spending guideline of 2 percent of GDP as the world’s biggest military alliance works to turn around over a quarter…

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