Reuters: US Defense Chief says NATO allies must step up defense spending

by The Daily Lede


Reuters: US Defense Chief says NATO allies must step up defense spending

WASHINGTON — NATO’s European members need to increase their defense spending in light of Russia’s action in Ukraine, U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said in planned remarks released on Friday.

“We must see renewed financial commitments from all NATO members,” Hagel said in excerpts of speech on the NATO alliance to be delivered at the Wilson Center and released by the Defense Department.

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