NATO summit: Obama, Cameron urge allies to ramp up military spending

NATO summit: Obama, Cameron urge allies to ramp up military spending

Barack Obama and David Cameron will urge NATO members to increase military spending at the alliance’s summit in Wales, amid criticism that some countries are getting a “free ride”, growing geopolitical tensions and Europe-wide austerity.

The NATO summit, which kicks off later this week, will see Obama and Cameron urge European state leaders to protect their continent from amplifying threats by honoring commitments to allocate a minimum of 2 percent of GDP on defense spending.

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