In 2014, all NATO members agreed to work towards spending 2% of their GDP on defense by 2024. Therefore, the U.S. is asking Denmark and other NATO allies to come up with credible plans to improve defense capabilities. Unfortunately, many NATO countries, including Denmark fall short of this target. On this page we have compiled all Ambassador Sand’s media interviews and a number of follow-up stories on the subject. We hope the articles help give readers a good understanding of why the U.S. encourages increased defense spending.
On the right side of the page, we have included a video where Ambassador Sands talks about the importance of adequate defense spending.
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- February 3, 2019 | Berlingske | NATO Criticizes Strength of Danish Troops
- February 1, 2019 | Berlingske | “I love Denmark. I love our Alliance, but.”
- February 1, 2019 | Ritzau wire piece | The Ambassador is not Satisfied: The U.S. wants mid air refueling planes and surveillance
- The piece was brought in Politiken and BT. This English translation is of the version in BT.
- January 31, 2019 | Børsen | The U.S. Shoots Down Danish Defense Billion Kroner Boost
- December 5, 2018 | Politiken | No More Time to Waste – Denmark and Europe Must Address Uncomfortable Defense Realities
- June 13, 2018 | Berlingske | In NATO as Well, You have to Give in order to Receive
- English translation (pending)