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Trump urges NATO members to double its military spending to 4% of their GDP

REUTERS/Reinhard Krause Trump chided NATO members for failing to reach a target of spending 2% of national income on defense.  Trump said he would prefer a goal of 4%, similar to US l.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderJul 12th, 2018

Trump Urges NATO Members to Double Military Spending to 4% of GDP

President Donald Trump pressured allies at the NATO summit Wednesday to double the defense spending target to 4% of gross domestic product, while bashing Germany for its military spending and support for a major gas deal with Russia......»»

Category: topSource: wsjJul 11th, 2018

Trump Urges NATO to Double Military-Spending Target to 4% of GDP

President Donald Trump pressured allies at the NATO summit Wednesday to double the defense spending target to 4% of gross domestic product, while bashing Germany for its military spending and support for a major gas deal with Russia......»»

Category: topSource: wsjJul 11th, 2018

Trump Urges NATO to Double Military Spending Target to 4% of GDP

President Donald Trump pressured allies at the NATO summit Wednesday to double the defense spending target to 4% of gross domestic product, while bashing Germany for its military spending and support for a major gas deal with Russia......»»

Category: topSource: wsjJul 11th, 2018

Trump Suggests NATO Members Increase Defense Spending

Only eight nations are on track to reach the current 2% goal this year. President Trump suggested NATO countries double their defense spending goal to 4% of GDP Wednesday, just hours after harshly criticizing Germany for.....»»

Category: europeSource: fortuneJul 11th, 2018

The Wall Street Journal: Trump pushes Germany, NATO allies to jack up defense spending in tense meeting

President Donald Trump pressured allies at the NATO summit Wednesday to double the defense spending target to 4% of gross domestic product, while bashing Germany for its military spending and support for a major gas deal with Russia......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchJul 11th, 2018

Global Military Spending Is At Record Levels and Rising

President trump has made a habit of berating America’s NATO allies for not spending enough on defense. But while Trump and his.....»»

Category: europeSource: fortuneJul 26th, 2018

NATO Gathers for Emergency Session Amid U.S. Demands

NATO ordered an emergency session after President Trump delivered heated remarks in which he warned if allies didn’t immediately meet the 2% military-spending target “I’ll do my own thing,” diplomats said......»»

Category: topSource: wsjJul 12th, 2018

Trump reportedly told NATO leaders to boost defense spending to 4% of GDP

President Donald Trump told NATO leaders that they should double their defense spending from the current target by 2024 of 2% of GDP to 4%, according .....»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchJul 11th, 2018

Trump Pressures NATO Allies Ahead of Summit

President Donald Trump leveled fresh criticism against allies over their military spending as he headed off on seven-day tour through Europe that begins with a NATO gathering and ends with a summit with President Vladimir Putin......»»

Category: europeSource: wsjJul 10th, 2018

Trump Leaves for NATO Gathering With European Allies on Edge

President Donald Trump is beginning a seven-day tour through Europe that will start with him confronting NATO allies over military spending and end with a summit with President Vladimir Putin......»»

Category: topSource: wsjJul 10th, 2018

The Wall Street Journal: Trump rattles NATO allies ahead of summit

U.S. and allied officials are working hard to choreograph a NATO meeting next week that would be a tableau of unity, and show that the 29-member alliance is fighting terrorism, standing up to Russia and working closely to boost military spending......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchJul 3rd, 2018

U.S. Allies Boost Defense Spending, NATO Says

U. S. military allies have increased their defense spending by 3.82% over the past year, since President Donald Trump called for more contributions, according to figures released by NATO......»»

Category: topSource: wsjJun 7th, 2018

Congress Members Demand Trump Seek Approval Before Military Action In Syria

A group of over 40 Congress members have sent President Trump a bipartisan letter reminding him that the US Constitution requires that the president seek Congressional approval before taking military action in Syria or elsewhere. Congressman Justin Ama.....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedge2 hr. 45 min. ago

Trump reportedly went to extraordinary and unusual lengths to console grieving military families

REUTERS/Yuri Gripas President Donald Trump found it extremely "tough" to handle the deaths of US service members, according to excerpts from journalist Bob Woodward's soon-to-be-released book "Fear," an advanced copy of whi.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderSep 6th, 2018

Japan would boost missile defenses in record military budget

Japan's Defense Ministry is seeking a record-high budget for fiscal 2019 that would more than double spending on missile defense, including purchases of costly American arsenals......»»

Category: topSource: foxnewsAug 31st, 2018

Japan to Spend Billions on U.S. Missile-Defense System

Japan is set to pay $2.1 billion for a new U.S. missile-defense system, one of its largest military acquisitions, as pressure from President Trump accelerates Tokyo’s spending on American military hardware......»»

Category: topSource: wsjAug 31st, 2018

Trump went soft on China at the last minute before signing the defense spending bill

AP Photo / Carolyn Kaster President Donald Trump signed a $716 billion defense policy bill on Monday that authorizes military spending and includes watered-down controls on US governme.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderAug 14th, 2018

Trump Signs Defense Bill to Boost Military, Target China

President Trump signed into law Monday a defense-spending bill that received widespread bipartisan backing for its efforts to counter Chinese aggression and support U.S. military servicemen and women......»»

Category: asiaSource: wsjAug 14th, 2018

The Trump administration reportedly wants to ditch a regulation protecting military personnel from financial predators

AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko The Trump administration wants to get rid of a decade-old Military Lending Act designed to protect service members from predatory lenders and other financial hucksters looking.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderAug 13th, 2018

NATO Is A Goldmine For US Weapons" Industries

Authored by Brian Cloughley via The Strategic Culture Foundation, Countries of the NATO military alliance have been ordered by President Trump t.....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeJul 31st, 2018