02 Feb '13, 5pm

“Since 2001, the US share of NATO defense expenditure has increased from 63% to 72%." You're welcome.

Rasmussen: NATO Must be Ready for Any Future Threat By Cheryl Pellerin American Forces Press Service Munich, Feb. 2, 2013 – On the second day of the Munich Security Conference, NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen told the international audience here that the end of the war in Afghanistan gives the alliance a chance to plan for the future. The end in 2014 of NATO’s biggest operation gives NATO a chance to generate key capabilities, engage robustly with new geopolitical realities and rebalance its priorities and commitments, he said. “In other words, an opportunity to plan for the future,” Rasmussen said, adding that such a plan must determine what NATO will do next, how NATO will do it, and what kind of alliance it will be. “We will continue to respond to crises whenever and wherever the allies judge their security interests are at stake because this is our core bu...

Full article: http://www.defense.gov/news/newsarticle.aspx?id=119176

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