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The head of the Pentagon announced the commitment of the United States of NATO

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The new head of the Pentagon, James Mattis, in a telephone conversation with his British counterpart Michael Fallon, declared that Washington was committed to NATO and thanked for the decision of the authorities to allocate 2% of GDP for defense.


The head of the Pentagon announced the commitment of the United States of NATO


Mattis "stressed NATO’s unshakeable commitment by the United States and thanked Minister Fallon for his country's decision to spend 2% of GDP on defense and maintaining international security," TASS Pentagon spokesman Jeff Davis.

The ministers also "agreed to work together, while focusing on the destruction of the Islamic State terrorist group (banned in the Russian Federation)."

In addition, Mattis assured that the United States and Britain "will always maintain an exceptionally close relationship." The head of the Pentagon intends to talk with Fallon during the upcoming meeting of NATO defense ministers.

Recall, on Monday, Mattis also had a telephone conversation with Defense Minister Harjit Singh Sadzhan, in which they noted "the crucial importance of the North America Aerospace Defense Joint Command (NORAD)."
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Jonathan Ernst / Reuters
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  1. cniza
    cniza 24 January 2017 08: 23
    +6
    Mattis “emphasized NATO’s indestructible commitment on the part of the United States and thanked Minister Fallon for his country's decision to spend 2% of its GDP on defense and international security,” Pentagon spokesman Jeff Davis quoted TASS as saying.


    The goal is quickly achieved, an example is shown to everyone.
    1. vovanpain
      vovanpain 24 January 2017 08: 53
      +10
      declared Washington’s commitment to NATO and thanked for the decision of the authorities to allocate 2% of GDP for defense.

      Well, that's right, pay or go to the penal battalion. fellow
      1. Alexander Abdrakhmanov
        Alexander Abdrakhmanov 24 January 2017 10: 04
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        You must be confused with someone. Not Russia Trump chose America. All Democrats in America fanned when they lost the election. They began to write that Russia intervened, before the election this was not in the media. They immediately picked up in Europe that Russia was interfering in their policies. They waited and were 100% sure that Mrs. Clinton would win. In the morning they learned that the mare lost their race. The bets were paid - and Jack Pot took another, it was a shame that they put on the wrong one, they spent so much money and everything was idle. It makes no difference to us who will win the election, but we did not scream like the Democrats and European officials. If the policy changes for the Oceans, maybe they will be fine. What wakes us up from this is better, the confrontation as it was will remain only if it wakes softer. We have the best friend - the army and navy, we don’t have to wait for another. Only liberals are upset with us - that they can’t pay money for propaganda in Russia. They work poorly - they get 0 in the elections, and constantly remain on the sidelines. Soros is already furious - Russia throws money to the wind. Sanctions do not help, if we are unable to get us out.
      2. Monos
        Monos 24 January 2017 10: 05
        +3
        In principle, it is already clear that Trump immediately began to strengthen the US position. Nobody was going to dismiss the block. On the contrary, it will be strengthened, forcing everyone to pay the required fees.
        America is preparing for a serious confrontation for its place under the sun in the future world order.
    2. Nyrobsky
      Nyrobsky 24 January 2017 11: 25
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      Quote: cniza
      The goal is quickly achieved, an example is shown to everyone.

      Britain before Brexit unfastened 11 billion dollars in the EU, getting back 4 billion. The difference is 7 billion. Probably it can pour them into NATO, without much damage to itself. As for such countries as the Baltic States and Bulgaria, this example is certainly not "contagious" for them))) because the EU began to allocate them 7 billion less. laughing
      1. Dembel77
        Dembel77 25 January 2017 15: 08
        0
        US and Britain "will always maintain an exceptionally close relationship"
        Who would doubt ... a raven will not peck out a raven's eye. We have one hope for ourselves.
  2. Thunderbolt
    Thunderbolt 24 January 2017 08: 30
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    thanked Minister Fallon for his country's decision to spend 2% of GDP on defense
    As I understand it, there will be a special conversation with fines ... everyone will pay, transparently hinted Frantic Great Dane.
  3. 210ox
    210ox 24 January 2017 08: 30
    0
    Yes, this is understandable! Where is NATO without you .. yes
  4. andj61
    andj61 24 January 2017 08: 32
    +6
    Trump’s task was not to break up NATO at all, but to force NATO allies to pay 2% of the country's GDP for defense - as was recorded in the NATO agreements. Only NATO countries, except Turkey and the UK, do not want to bear these costs! So Trump raises the question: either pay the agreed 2% - or you went to the forest! America will not bear the additional costs of your safety!
    So for us, these tensions in NATO do not bring any positive: NATO countries will scratch their hair, groan, but sooner or later they will pay more. And this is not at all in our interests!
    1. Thunderbolt
      Thunderbolt 24 January 2017 08: 50
      0
      Here are the exact numbers. Obama gave the penalties 10 years to rectify the situation, but Trump is probably not so patient.Official NATO data on the level of military expenditures of NATO member countries to GDP in 2016, and in comparison with previous years 2014 and 2015 (based on prices and rates in 2010) (c) NATO (via Jane's)
    2. Lelek
      Lelek 24 January 2017 09: 00
      +4
      Quote: andj61
      for us, these frictions in NATO do not carry any positive: NATO countries will scratch their hair, groan, but sooner or later they will pay more.

      Hey.
      A small note. For the "big" NATO member states, the increase in contributions may not be painful, but for small and especially Eastern European countries it will be costly, since they will pay not only the established quotas, but also for the deployment of allied military units on their territories. Well, yes, this is their choice, let them get out, or turn on their heads and be guided by the interests of their countries. yes
      1. vladimirvn
        vladimirvn 24 January 2017 09: 11
        0
        They do not go back. So, .. remember, for sure, Evdokimov’s monologue about bees that “hunt, but climb”?
  5. Trailer
    Trailer 24 January 2017 08: 44
    0
    I still feel that it smells like the upcoming auction
  6. AID.S
    AID.S 24 January 2017 08: 49
    0
    The head of the Pentagon announced the commitment of the United States of NATO

    Oil, butter ...
  7. Alexey-74
    Alexey-74 24 January 2017 09: 19
    0
    In general, we are waiting for reforms in NATO .... (for the same as Georgia and Ukraine .... I think the way was ordered there)
  8. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 24 January 2017 10: 15
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    NATO’s indestructible commitment on the part of the United States and thanked Minister Fallon for his country's decision to spend 2% of GDP on defense

    In the morning money, lunch commitment. Money at lunch, evening commitment.