Journal of Defense Management

Journal of Defense Management
Open Access

ISSN: 2167-0374

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The NATO Members and Their Military Expenditures

Herman Matthijs*

This study examines the defence expenditures of NATO’s member countries over the recent years. It makes use of the original budget figures of the states as verified by NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) and published by this military organization. The research of this study is to examine the following points:

• How has defence spending by the member states evolved in the period under consideration (2010 – 2019);

• Which states already meet the targets of the 2014 Wales summit? (2% GDP for defence and 20% of this budget for investment)

The current figures are based on the primary budgetary sources as published by NATO, namely: the latest year report of 2019. The theme of this article is examined from different angels.

Published Date: 2020-07-24; Received Date: 2020-04-17