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NATO Insists It's United at End of Raucous, Divisive Summit

At the end of a bewildering, roller-coaster NATO summit, the military alliance's 29 nations somehow pledged continued unity and kept their long commitment to beef up defense spending amid a barrage of biting criticism from U.S. President Donald Trump.

Even though Trump suggested he could probably withdraw the United States from NATO if he wanted to, he conceded "that is unnecessary" because he felt his relentless hectoring had forced other nations to spend more than NATO's long-term goal of 2 percent of GDP on defense.

Many even fail to meet the current...

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Published By: Africa.. - Thursday, 12 July