Defense One quotes NATOSource Director and Brent Scowcroft Center Senior Fellow Jorge Benitez on the need for NATO states to meet their goals for defense budget spending in light of growing threats:

It’ll be difficult for NATO states to suddenly begin spending more money on defense, according to Jorge Benitez, a senior fellow at the Atlantic Council. “It is also troubling because it means it will take a long time for NATO to fulfill the existing gaps in its defense capabilities, while in the meantime Russia’s belligerence and provocations are growing,” Benitez said.

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