17 Mar '17, 6pm

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When the North Atlantic Council (NAC) unanimously decides to engage in an operation, there is no obligation for each and every country to contribute to the operation unless it is an Article 5 collective defence operation, in which case expectations are different. In all cases, contributions are voluntary and vary in form and scale, from for instance a few soldiers to thousands of troops, and from armoured vehicles, naval vessels or helicopters to all forms of equipment or support, medical or other. These voluntary contributions are offered by individual Allies and are taken from their overall defence capability to form a combined Alliance capability. The 2% defence investment guideline In 2006, NATO member countries agreed to commit a minimum of two per cent of their Gross Domestic Product (GDP) to spending on defence. This guideline principally served as an indicator of a...

Full article: http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/topics_67655.htm

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nato.int 20 Mar '17, 1pm

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militarytimes.com 18 Mar '17, 3pm

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stripes.com 18 Mar '17, 10am

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stripes.com 22 Mar '17, 11pm

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nato.int 13 Mar '17, 5pm

NATO collects defence expenditure data from Allies on a regular basis and presents aggregates and subsets of this informat...