Sharing the Burden – The Importance of Having Adequate Defense Spending for a Credible Defense

USS Porter in Copenhagen. Photo: State Dept.

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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