NATO “Burden Sharing”: The Need for Strategy and Force Plans, Not Meaningless Percentage Goals

by Dr. Anthony H. Cordesman

This comprehensive study argues that the focus on securing 2% GDP from each NATO member is dividing the alliance, and taking attention away from substantive efforts to achieve maximum readiness and strength.


Originally published by Center for Strategic and International Studies. Read full study here

Dr. Anthony H. Cordesman

Dr. Anthony H. Cordesman

Dr. Anthony H. Cordesman holds the Arleigh A. Burke Chair in Strategy at CSIS, and previously served as Director of Intelligence Assessment in the Office of the Secretary of Defense. During a career that spans five decades he has completed a wide variety of studies on issues including energy, U.S. strategy and defense plans, the lessons of modern war, and NATO modernization.
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