Germany's plan to spend less than promised on its military has drawn fire from the US Embassy in Berlin. The Trump administration is pushing Germany to increase its military spending and to meet the goal of 2% of GDP for NATO.
US President Donald Trump's top diplomat in Berlin said German politicians were not committed enough to NATO's defense spending target. He also said the country should have learned a better lesson from WWII.
Ambassador Richard Grenell has again earned the ire of the German public. This time for perpetuating a misleading story about Merkel calling the United States a "rival."
Germany is set to significantly raise its defense spending, according to a news report. It would be the biggest increase since the end of the Cold War.
Government plans to spend less than promised on the military have drawn fire from the armed forces commissioner and the US Embassy in Berlin. Defense spending is projected to fall well short of NATO's 2 percent target.
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