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Poland's President Calls for NATO to Increase Military Spending to 3% of GDP

Wed 20 Mar 2024 | 04:29 PM
By Ahmad El-Assasy

Polish President Andrzej Duda has reiterated his call for NATO members to boost their military spending to 3% of Gross Domestic Product (GDP).

 According to Radio Poland, Duda emphasized the urgency of increasing defense expenditures, citing new evidence that Russian President Vladimir Putin is intensifying his shift towards a war economy, potentially targeting NATO in 2026 or 2027.

Duda stated, "We have two or three years to augment our efforts, stockpile ammunition, and produce weapons to maximize European security."

Currently, Poland allocates 4% of its GDP to defense, ranking it as the highest spender in NATO in percentage terms, particularly for modernizing its military forces. In comparison, the United States spends over 3% of its GDP on defense.