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Germany has a message to Donald Trump on defense

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Today, Ursula von der Leyen, Defense Minister, said on Friday that Germany is ready to scale up military spending. This comes as a response to Donald Trump in return for Washington’s continued commitment to NATO.

“We Germans want to accept this challenge, and we want to accept it as Europeans,” Von der Leyen said. Amongst her audience, there was her U.S. counterpart James Mattis.


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Mauro Armadi (Rausten)

Founder and Editor-in-chief of “My country? Europe.”.

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  1. It’s all about accounting. USA’s 2% is not all on defence: much of it is on attack! And some countries have to spend their money on clearing up the fall-out shit that USA/UK have left behind.

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