Wednesday, February 6, 2019
Is this good or is it bad? That is the question?
"More nations on track to meet NATO's 2% spending goal"
Thanks to UPI and the article by Allen Cone
"Feb. 13 (UPI) -- More than half of NATO members will reach a goal of spending two percent of gross domestic product [GDP] on defense by 2025, Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said Tuesday in Brussels."
"Stoltenberg said 15 of the 29 NATO allies are projected to pay their goal as determined at NATO's 2014 summit in Wales and urged last year by President Donald Trump. All members have increased their spending, he said."
GOAL AS DESCRIBED NOT TO BE MET UNTIL 2025. AND THEN ONLY BY SLIGHTLY MORE THAN HALF OF THE NATIONS AS CONSTITUTING THE NATO ALLIANCE.
Goal as my understanding of the word as normally, ordinarily and commonly understood something to work toward at the same time also understanding the goal may not be met!
Does any devoted reader to the blog doubt anyone this would have happened if the Trump administration had not made contributions to the alliance an issue? Europeans piqued in an unseemly way but perhaps grudgingly have to admit Don was right all alone?
I AM NOT IMPRESSED!!