Redefining NATO Security Investment: Moving Beyond 2 Percent | War on the Rocks


Rather than focusing on inputs such as percentage of GDP spent on defense, NATO should find a way to communicate more effectively the direct output of allies’ security investments. No single measure is likely to suffice.

Instead, the alliance should develop a suite of evaluative measures and a simplified framework for public discussion. Even with several measures, the emphasis should unequivocally be on measuring ready force capability and investments that the alliance needs.

NATO largely brought the 2 percent emphasis on itself.

Source: Redefining NATO Security Investment: Moving Beyond 2 Percent – War on the Rocks

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