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Wed Jul 11, 2018, 12:24 PM

10. Report: Trudeau Defies Trump at NATO Meeting, Cuts Military Spending

Last edited Wed Jul 11, 2018, 02:57 PM - Edit history (2)

This is in LBN posted 1047a ET and and says "1 hour ago". Probably most everyone reading this has seen it already, but just in case ...
https://www.democraticunderground.com/10142106244

which excerpts from: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/report-trudeau-defies-trump-at-nato-meeting-cuts-military-spending/ar-AAzV0Zn?ocid=spartanntp

New figures show that Canadian military spending will be cut significantly, even as Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau prepares to face U.S. President Donald Trump’s demands for higher NATO military spending at the alliance's summit in Brussels.

According to the CBC, Canada will spend around 1.23 percent of its GDP on defense in 2018, down from 1.36 percent last year. This is far below the 2 percent target set for NATO members, which has been a particular bugbear for the American president.

Canadian National Defence spokesman Daniel Le Bouthillier said the drop in investment was largely down to one-off payments. One was a retroactive pay increase for service members and the other was a $1.3 billion payment into the fund that pays out servicemember pensions.


On Edit: See #19 by Bernardo de La Paz just below:
https://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1014&pid=2106415

quoting from From https://www.macleans.ca/opinion/whats-happening-to-canadas-defence-spending-harjit-sajjan-responds/

As clearly indicated in Strong, Secure, Engaged, Canada will increase annual defence spending to $32.7 billion over the next ten years—an increase of over 70 percent


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