Under Pressure from Trump, Allies Up NATO Contributions

Secretary-General says third of member countries have now met spending requirements

NATO spending has increased for the sixth consecutive year thanks to new contributions from allies, Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said in prepared remarks Wednesday.

Germany Pushes to End 2 Percent GDP Commitment to NATO

Germany's defense minister, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, called for a new measurement standard for the country's contributions to NATO, soon after the Pentagon authorized the transfer of thousands of troops out of Germany, Defense News reported Friday.