Defense Secretary Mattis: NATO Is Crucial

(CNN)US Defense Secretary James Mattis reaffirmed America’s support for NATO on Wednesday, describing the alliance as a “fundamental bedrock” of US policy. Speaking in Brussels at a meeting of defense ministers, Mattis also reiterated US President Donald Trump’s calls for fellow members to meet the requisite spending targets. “It’s a fair demand that all who benefit from the best defense in the world carry their proportionate share of the necessary cost to defend freedom,” Mattis said.

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