Lithuania—Defense Spending Boost Needed To Host More NATO Troops

Reuters | 06/23/2022

Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda says defense spending will need to increase to pay for additional infrastructure to host NATO forces, reports Reuters. Vilnius will need to increase spending to 3 percent of gross domestic product (GDP) to cover the infrastructure investments needed to accommodate a brigade of allied troops. Lithuania has allocated 2.52 percent of GDP for defense for 2023. Ahead of the NATO summit in Madrid next week, Germany agreed to earmark a 3,000-strong combat-ready...

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