Germany Increasing Military Spending as ‘It Can’t Rely Only on US’


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Sputnik News – June 24, 2016

The German government is raising its defense budget up to two percent of GDP in accordance with the requirements of NATO, German newspaper Deutsche Wirtschafts Nachrichten wrote.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel justified the need for such a decision by the existence of so called “new asymmetric threats” and noted that the Europeans can’t always be dependent on the spending of the United States and rely only on Washington.