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  1. To get anything of value you have to sacrifice. The harder thing to do and the right thing to do are usually the same thing. Nothing that has meaning is easy.

    To get anything of value you have to sacrifice. The harder thing to do and the right thing to do are usually the same thing. Nothing that has meaning is easy.

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  2. More governments within the NATO states are finding it hard to justify this high spending when they have local issues that the people feel need more attention. This is causing an inner division and only the baltic states are the only ones that are showing extra commitment because they are the firstRead more

    More governments within the NATO states are finding it hard to justify this high spending when they have local issues that the people feel need more attention. This is causing an inner division and only the baltic states are the only ones that are showing extra commitment because they are the first line of defence. The US has been pushing for more countries to reach the 2% agreed target and after more than 10 years since Russia attacked Ukraine, only 7 out of 32 NATO members have reached this target. This has frustrated the US and Donald Trump seems like the person to make the decision of pulling the US out.

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  3. The main challenge with the rest of the countries seems to be about getting support from the country. The money also ends up benefiting a few companies and countries who provide most of the weapons, which does not sit well with some of the members, even though they are aware of the need. Some have eRead more

    The main challenge with the rest of the countries seems to be about getting support from the country. The money also ends up benefiting a few companies and countries who provide most of the weapons, which does not sit well with some of the members, even though they are aware of the need. Some have even agreed that the 2% is even too low but still haven’t managed to hit the 2% mark.

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  4. Some countries spent up to 4% of their GDP on defence during the cold war, which is still a significantly small amount to pay for deterrence, compared to what they would need to spend in case a possible war breaks out.

    Some countries spent up to 4% of their GDP on defence during the cold war, which is still a significantly small amount to pay for deterrence, compared to what they would need to spend in case a possible war breaks out.

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