Our View: Europeans should pay their fair share

For years, U.S. presidents have complained that the members of NATO refuse to kick in as much as American taxpayers do in providing for Europe's defense. Let us hope President Trump succeeds in his efforts to nudge them to pay their fair share. It's time for these very wealthy nations to pull their weight.

 

NATO is a 28-nation alliance that was built to stop aggression from the Soviet Union in its tracks. An attack on any one member is regarded as an attack on all.

 

It was founded when Europe was still trying to dig out from World War II. Those days are gone. But NATO members have found it easier to play America for a sucker than to fund their own defense.

 

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