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NATO

“Americans cannot care more for your children’s future security than you do,” Mr. Mattis said in his first speech to NATO allies since becoming defense secretary. “I owe it to you to give you clarity on the political reality in the United States and to state the fair demand from my country’s people in concrete terms.”

“America will meet its responsibilities,” he said, but he made clear that American support had its limits.

What’s more, Mr. Mattis went further than his predecessors in apparently linking American contributions to the alliance to what other countries spend.

“If your nations do not want to see America moderate its commitment to this alliance, each of your capitals needs to show support for our common defense,” he said.
Permalink WildRiver 
February 15th, 2017 12:58pm
So no more free ride for them. That's reasonable.
Permalink Pegular Roaster 
February 15th, 2017 1:11pm
God damn that Trump administration for being so divisive.
Permalink Bored Bystander 
February 15th, 2017 2:48pm
Just because America spends more than it can afford on arms, shouldn't mean NATO has to.
Permalink SaveTheHubble 
February 15th, 2017 3:30pm
I am not sure if USA really wants UK and France expanding their nuclear arsenal to compensate for US withdrawal. It will give them more muscle on the global stage and make them more independent from the US.
Permalink GrumpyOldMan 
February 15th, 2017 3:45pm
What a pussy!
Permalink Oh yeah 
February 15th, 2017 7:23pm

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