Defense Secretary Mattis issues new ultimatum to NATO allies on defense spending

‘Americans cannot care more for your children’s security than you do,’ he said.

Source: Defense Secretary Mattis issues new ultimatum to NATO allies on defense spending – The Washington Post

“Mattis, a retired Marine general, recalled Wednesday that when he was NATO’s supreme allied commander of transformation from November 2007 to September 2009, he watched as then-Defense Secretary Robert Gates warned NATO nations that Congress and the American people “would lose their patience for carrying a disproportionate burden” of the defense of allies.

That impatience, Mattis said, is now a “governmental reality.””

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