- Wednesday, February 14, 2018 5:55 PM
Brussels, 14 February 2018 (MIA) - NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on Wednesday urged European allies and Canada to keep ramping up defense spending, as the alliance expands its command headquarters in response to a more assertive Russia, The Associated Press reports.
Only eight of the 29 NATO member countries are forecast to reach this year the alliance's spending guideline of 2 percent of GDP as the world's biggest military alliance works to turn around over a quarter century of military cuts.
"To keep our nations safe, we need more defense spending, investment in key capabilities, and forces for NATO missions and operations," Stoltenberg told reporters at a meeting of NATO defense ministers in Brussels.
The ministers, including U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, were to announce the creation of two new command centers to cover trans-Atlantic maritime transport routes and logistics and transport within Europe. lk/17:54
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