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NATO Chief Tells Biden More Than 20 Allies Have Committed to Defense Spending Pledge

Mr. Stoltenberg confirmed that spending among Canada and European member nations has increased by 18 percent—the largest increase in decades.

By T.J. Muscaro

North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg met with President Joe Biden in Washington on June 17 and announced that more than 20 of the 32 member nations have committed to their spending goal.

NATO members previously agreed to spend at least 2 percent of their gross domestic product on defense. President Biden touted the fact the number of member nations committing to 2 percent has doubled since he took office.

Mr. Stoltenberg also confirmed that spending among Canada and European member nations has increased by 18 percent—the largest increase in decades.

Only six nations were meeting that goal before Russia invaded Ukraine. Former President Donald Trump had long been critical of NATO countries that did not meet their share of defense spending and had threatened not to defend alliance members if they did not pay their agreed upon share.

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