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Defense Secretary Robert Gates issued a blunt critique of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization on Friday, arguing the Libya operations demonstrated America's allies suffered from serious gaps in military capabilities because of their failure to spend enough on their own defense.
One of the NATO's most ardent defenders and pointed critics, the outgoing U.S. defense chief scathingly accused Europe of behaving increasingly like a free rider, as budget cuts eat deeper into military spending.
Gates say in this article that the Europeans should pick up the armament pace of the US if they want to defense themselves.
Originally posted by tooo many pills
I knew it was going to come to this. We are going to start charging other countries for protecting them from terrorists.