Looking Beyond NATO Europe Must Plan to Defend Itself

Europe has long relied on America for its defense. But that era is rapidly coming to an end. It is time for a stronger European defense alliance that is less dependent on the U.S. and more capable of asserting its own interests with Russia and Turkey.
A NATO exercise in Poland

A NATO exercise in Poland

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Defense spending among NATO members

Defense spending among NATO members

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