Trump about NATO funding and Article 5

Syllabus: GS- II

Subject: International Relations

Topic: International institutions, agencies and fora

Issue: NATO

Context: US former president Donald Trump said that he would not defend the NATO allies who have not been able to spend enough on defence.

What is NATO’s Article 5?

an armed attack against one member shall be considered an attack against all, and members are committed to assisting the attacked party as necessary. However, it does not mandate automatic military action

Prelims Connect:


·         NATO, founded in 1949 during the Cold War, is a political and military alliance of countries from North America and Europe.

·         Its primary purpose is collective defense

·         Main headquarters are located in Brussels, Belgium,

·         There are 31 member states in NATO.

·         Finland recently joined NATO.

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