Trump Urges Nato Allies to Double Military Spending Target
July 12 , 2018
Nato Allies have been urged by the US President Donald Trump to double their military funding target. Trump has asked them to commit 4% of the annual output towards military spending which is double their current target. He made the remarks during the summit of Western military alliance in Brussels. Reportedly, the President also criticised Germany for its defence spending. However, Nato's secretary-general said their main focus is to reach the target of 2% of GDP. In past, previous US presidents had urged Europe to reduce the burden on US taxpayers for maintaining forces in Europe, but Trump has been the most blunt of them.