Interesting discussions at the NATO meeting today. He who has no name scolded everyone saying they do not meet the NATO agreed 2% of GDP spend on defence & should match the USA with its 4% of GDP.
USA spends 3.5% (official NATO figures), UK spend is 2.1% & are in a group of only 5 nations meeting the 2% target compared to 23 nations below 2%. So in all fairness USA has every right to be concerned with so many other members not meeting the agreed 2% target.
My immediate thought however is that USA has two principle defense area's, North Atlantic & Asia Pacific, plus a few dollars for Caribbean Central America; so its seems to me that at only half the USA defense budget spend should be allocated to NATO & as such USA's NATO contribution is 1.75%. ................ anyone disagree??