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NATO ± Canada

It’s a give and take relationship. An infographic on what Canada has given NATO and what it hasn’t.

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25 May, 2012

Approximately 18 months after the ambitious Lisbon conference, NATO’s Chicago Summit aims to review the status of programs introduced since 2010. The Summit comes at a critical time for NATO, which faces a number of challenges in the years ahead. Perhaps the greatest of these is the lack of financial support from member states. Currently, the United States is burdened with 75 per cent of program costs. Below, we do the math on what Canada has contributed to the alliance and where it has let others pick up the tab.

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