US warns NATO over defense spending
(Vatican Radio) The new U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis has warned allies of the NATO military alliance that they must start increasing defense spending by year’s end or the Trump administration will “moderate its commitment” to them. Mattis made the remarks at a NATO summit in Brussels which was also overshadowed by reports that Russia violated a Cold War-era treaty by deploying a cruise missile, charges Moscow denies.
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Mattis echoed a demand made repeatedly by President Donald Trump: The alliance must adopt a plan this year to force governments to meet a military funding