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Military mobility yes, but what about A2AD?

July 6th 2018 - 12:07

One can predict that headlines surrounding the upcoming NATO summit will be dominated by the discussion on ‘burden sharing’. President Trump has been very vocal about European allies not spending enough on defence. The 2% GDP spending target, as pledged during the 2014 Wales Summit, is really just a political target. What actually matters is what that money is spent on. What is at stake here is the readiness and deployability of troops and equipment, in essence the ability of NATO to act and react as the situation demands. Read the article by Karlijn Jans in Atlantisch Perspectief.

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Karlijn Jans is a strategic analyst at HCSS. She holds a Master’s degree in European Studies specializing in German politics from King’s College London and a Master’s degree in European and International Law from Maastricht University. Her geographical expertise includes Europe and the transatlantic sphere. Ms. Jans further specialized in defense and security policies while studying as a visiting student at the Netherlands Defense Academy.