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Mattis threatens Nato with reduced US commitment over defence spending
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Mattis threatens Nato with reduced US commitment over defence spending

by firstsource newsFebruary 15, 2017

Trump’s defence secretary tells allies that US could moderate its commitment to Nato unless allies raise their spending on common defence

The US defence secretary has told America’s Nato allies that they must honour military spending pledges to ensure the US does not “moderate” its support for the alliance.

“I owe it to you to give you clarity on the political reality in the United States, and to state the fair demand from my country’s people in concrete terms,” said General James Mattis during closed door talks in Brussels, where he was speaking on his first visit to Europe since taking up his job.

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