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U.S. Defense Secretary Issues Spending Warning to NATO

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On Wednesday, in his first visit to NATO headquarters, Defense Secretary James Mattis said that America's allies must increase military spending or the United States will pull back from its commitment to the organization. In his remarks, Mattis said, "No longer can the American taxpayer carry a disproportionate share of the defense of Western values. Americans cannot care more for your children’s future security than you do.” Mattis then went on to add, "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.”

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