A glance at military spending in NATO's European members

June 3, 2014 6:04 PM

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STOCKHOLM – In the wake of the Ukraine crisis, several European countries — particularly those close to Russia — have signaled plans to spend more on their armed forces.

But the bigger nations that account for the bulk of Europe's defense spending have so far resisted calls by NATO officials and President Barack Obama to expand their military budgets. Only a few of them meet the alliance's goal of spending 2 percent of gross domestic product on their armed forces.

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