Original article by Jacquelin Magnay
The Australian – Page: 1 & 8 : 13-Jul-18
Members of NATO have agreed to increase their defence spending to two per cent of GDP more quickly than the current target of 2024 after US President Donald Trump threatened to withdraw from the alliance unless they did so. Trump has also signalled that he will push for NATO member countries to eventually increase their defence expenditure to four per cent of GDP. Trump has stressed that the US remains committed to NATO, and he has suggested that he probably would not need approval from Congress to withdraw the US from the alliance.
NORTH ATLANTIC TREATY ORGANISATION, UNITED STATES. EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT, AUSTRALIA. DEPT OF DEFENCE