Sunday, November 20, 2016
Donald the President-Elect has fomented and agitated within the NATO community and his remarks now heeded? So might seem.
Nations constituent members of NATO now considering to increase their fair share of spending with regard to the alliance military readiness? As seen at Reuters:
"Denmark to up military spending, PM says after Trump call"
"Denmark is ready to increase military and national security spending, Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen said on Wednesday after a phone conversation with U.S. President-elect Donald Trump."
"Trump criticized NATO allies during campaigning for the White House, saying they did not pay enough for their own defense and suggested the United States was paying a disproportionate amount."
"Denmark spends about 1.2 percent of GDP on defense. NATO has set its members a target of spending 2 percent of GDP on defense."
CONSIDERING TO INCREASE without an outright declaration to INCREASE! But at least we are getting somewhere.
Don not even in office yet but his campaign pronouncements taken seriously. Lokke and the Danes at least are reacting. Lokke Rasmussen at this exact moment in a reflective moment and having some anxiety. NOT so easy to pay for the welfare state when more revenues devoted to defense.