Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Trump Pushes Allies to Increase Spending - nytimes

Right Now: Trump wants NATO allies to double their military spending commitments, the White House says.

• President Trump is in Brussels as part of a seven-day, three-nation European trip that highlights the ways he has utterly transformed United States foreign policy.

• Though he criticized allies and pressed for large spending increases, Mr. Trump signed onto a joint statement that largely reaffirmed existing commitments.

• The president has upended generations of American diplomacy, antagonizing and belittling traditional allies over issues like defense and trade, while refraining from criticizing Russia, traditionally an adversary.

• After the NATO meeting, he is to travel to Britain and then to Finland to meet with President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia. - Read More

NATO Summit Live Updates: Trump Pushes Allies to Increase Spending


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