Transatlantic Security Initiative Assistant Director Robbie Gramer writes for euobserver on the implications of the recent UK election for NATO’s defense spending:

US policymakers are worried about the United Kingdom. The United States’ closest and most capable ally is facing defence spending cuts that could lower the army to its smallest size in 250 years, inhibit its ability to run both its forthcoming aircraft carriers simultaneously, and drop its defence spending rate below the critical two percent of GDP threshold that Nato guidelines stipulate.

The UK’s national elections last week did little to alleviate these concerns.

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