Ten NATO members achieve defense spending goal

(VOVWORLD) - Ten of NATO’s 30 members will spend at least 2% of their GDP on their militaries this year, NATO said Wednesday.
Ten NATO members achieve defense spending goal - ảnh 1NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg (Photo: STARS AND STRIPES) 

France and Norway will be on this list for the first time.

The US will top the list with 785 billion USD, more than two-thirds of NATO’s total military budget, followed by Greece, Britain, Romania, Estonia, Latvia, Poland, Lithuania, France and Norway. Bulgaria will drop off the list.

NATO’s chief Stoltenberg told reporters that this will be the 6th consecutive year that European allies and Canada increased their defense spending and he hopes this trend will continue.

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