Trump says U.S. won’t rush to defend NATO countries if they don’t spend more on military

July 21, 2016 4:52 PM

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Trump says U.S. won’t rush to defend NATO countries if they don’t spend more on military

Presidential candidate Donald J. Trump set off alarm bells Thursday with a suggestion that a Trump administration would not automatically defend fellow members of NATO from a Russian attack if they haven’t lived up to their financial obligations.

Trump, in an interview published in the New York Times, went beyond his earlier assertions that he might reconsider the U.S. role as one of 28 nations in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, because many European countries are not spending enough on defense.

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