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NATO Allies Push Back After Trump Scolds Them on Defense Budgets

  • Trump sent letter to Europeans, Canada ahead of NATO summit
  • NATO members increase spending but many still short of 2%
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European nations and Canada pushed back against accusations they don’t spend enough on defense after receiving a scolding from U.S. President Donald Trump.

Trump, who travels to Brussels next week to attend a potentially testy North Atlantic Treaty Organization summit, sent letters to several allied nations calling on them to increase their military budgets.