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Yes, and refusing to defend other NATO countries sets a dangerous precedent for the balance of global power
No, we should not defend any NATO country that spends less than 2% of their GDP on military defense
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The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is an intergovernmental military alliance formed by 28 countries in 1949 after the Second World War. To join NATO each member country pledged to spend at least 2% of their GDP on military spending and defense and defend each other against threats from any non-member country. In a July 2016 interview with the New York Times Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump suggested that the United States would not defend NATO member countries who had failed to increase their military budgets to above 2% of Gross Domestic Product. The suggestion defies a pact made by NATO members when it was formed in WWII that they would defend each other against any attack by a non-member nation. France, Turkey, Germany, Canada, and Italy are countries that are currently spending less than 2% of their GDP on military defense. See recent NATO news
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Yes, but only if they agree to spend a certain amount more each year on their own budget to the point where we no longer have to support them. Something like a 5-10 year plan. 9 months ago from a Democrat in New York, NY
We entered Nato with the agreement to defend our Nato partners. We should stick to this promise. 9 months ago from a Democrat in Lubec, ME
We are not the worlds military, we should not have to monitor and defend unless war is declared. 9 months ago from a Democrat in Maumee, OH
Though we should encourage them to reinvest in their militaries, we must defend them at all costs and to our last citizen's death if need be. It is our obligation as the most powerful state in NATO to protect all members and if necessary face sure... 9 months ago from a Democrat in Washington, DC