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MJSeals May 25th, 2017 10:40pm

Should the US Defense spending be at least 2% of our GDP?

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Praetorianus Fair enough.
05/25/17 5:33 pm

Yes, especially affluent countries like Germany.
NATO efficiently protected them in the cold war.
They can easily afford it.
Speaking as a German.

skinner Jersey City
05/25/17 4:06 pm

Our military outlays should be much higher than 2% of GDP, which is actually below average for global military spending as a percentage of GDP. The United States currently spends 3.3% of our GDP on defense, so reducing that below 2% would require precipitous cuts.

EarlyBird Portland
05/25/17 4:44 pm

I hope you run for President one day.

skinner Jersey City
05/25/17 6:03 pm

Haha! Thank you, Bird, you're too kind!

MJSeals Esq.
05/25/17 3:41 pm

Those who say no, that this amount is too high, also are saying we must leave NATO. This is required by law.