Defense News cites the Atlantic Council for hosting an event with German Minister of Defense Ursula von der Leyen: 

Germany plans to increase its defense budget in the coming years, however it is still expected to fall short of NATO spending guidelines.

But German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen argues that the percentage of gross domestic product (GDP) spent on defense is less important than how the money is spent.

“It’s not only a matter of 2 percent of the GDP, but it’s also a question of where you want to spend the money and how you want to spend the money,” she said Thursday at an Atlantic Council event.

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