One NATO leader says Trump’s tough talk has been good for the member states closest to Russia


Multinational soldiers sit on top of military vehicles and equipment to watch culmination training exercise of Saber Strike 18 at the Bemowo Piskie Training Area, Poland on June 15, 2018.Michigan Army National Guard

BRUSSELS (AP) — Poland’s president says the debates over NATO spending that US President Donald Trump ignited are paying off for countries like his on the alliance’s eastern flank because they have led to more defense spending by allies.

President Andrzej Duda played down the severity of divisions between Trump and other NATO members at a two-day summit in Brussels, saying the important thing for Poland is that new commitments have been made to secure the region that lies close to Russia.See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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