15 Feb '17, 8pm

Defense Secretary Mattis puts NATO on notice with sharp warning @starsandstripes

BRUSSELS — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis delivered a blunt warning to NATO allies Wednesday that the U.S. could “moderate its commitment” to the alliance should European members not establish a plan by year’s end to carry a larger share of the security burden. “America will meet its responsibilities, but 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,” Mattis said in a statement delivered to members of the 28-nation military pact. The warning came on Mattis’ first visit as Pentagon chief to NATO’s headquarters in Brussels, where, in response, allies emphasized the need to accelerate efforts to increase their own defense expenditures. In 2017, NATO must adopt a plan that sets milestone dates toward spending levels member states have already agreed to: dedicating 2 percent...

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