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NATO Must Lay Out Plan to Boost Spending by May Summit: Tillerson

NATO advises all its members to spend 2 percent of their GDP on defense

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    NATO Must Lay Out Plan to Boost Spending by May Summit: Tillerson
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    Secretary of State Rex Tillerson attends a NATO foreign ministers' meetings at the NATO headquarters in Brussels on March 31, 2017.

    In his first meeting with NATO Friday, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson set a deadline of two months for allies to present a plan to increase their military spending, NBC News reported. 

    Tillerson said it was "no longer sustainable" for the United States to pay for a "disproportionate share" of NATO's budget. America's top diplomat said fellow NATO members had until their summit on May 25 to formulate this plan.

    NATO advises all its members to spend 2 percent of their GDP on defense. But most countries — all except United States, Britain, Estonia, Greece and Poland —fall short of this target.

    Tillerson said that by the end of this year they should be meeting this 2 percent target already, or have at least developed a detailed plan to do so.

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