14 Feb '17, 1pm

NATO and the Pentagon will be under pressure to deliver as alliance defense ministers meet

NATO and the Pentagon will be under pressure to deliver as alliance defense ministers meet

BRUSSELS — NATO’s top official said Tuesday that the alliance will review its command structure to ensure it can respond to new threats, a move that comes as President Donald Trump is pressuring allies to increase military spending and adapt to threats such as terrorism. NATO defense ministers kick off two days of talks in Brussels on Wednesday, and the failure of the majority of the alliance’s 28 members to meet defense spending goals will top the agenda, Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said. “In my two phone calls with President Trump, defense spending has been a main topic,” Stoltenberg told a news conference on Tuesday. He added that the new American leader repeatedly underlined that all members must shoulder a larger share of the security burden. When Defense Secretary Jim Mattis arrives at NATO headquarters on Wednesday, efforts at reassuring allies nervous about ...

Full article: http://www.stripes.com/news/europe/nato-to-review-command...

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