There is a pressure from powerful NATO on new comers to spend at least 2% of GDP on the alliance .
There is two three observations:
– Money should come from somewhere, i.e. social care, hospitals, education, pensions.
– NATO does not have a competitive tendering, i.e. the money will not be spent on the best and cost effective weapons on the market – Chinese, Russian, etc.
– Essentialy these are kick back to the USA, the U.K. , France and Germany to invest in their economy by purchasing their weapons of mass destruction, which are never going to be used. Tax on underdeveloped allies to feed the all mighty and powerful founders.
NATO is toothless organization to address the risk from radicals and internal threats. The money would be better spent on internal security, or on the social care.