Germany could miss even reduced NATO defense spending goal: document

Two German Eurofighter jets simulate the interception of a plane over the Baltic sea November 1, 2018. REUTERS/Sabine Siebold

BERLIN (Reuters) – German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz has cast doubt over the government’s already watered down pledge to NATO allies of spending 1.5 percent of economic output on defense by 2024, a Finance Ministry document obtained by Reuters showed on Monday. Germany is under pressure from the United States and other NATO members to […]

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