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NATO Investing More in European Defense Amid Volatile US Political Landscape

NATO Investing More , in European Defense Amid Volatile, US Political Landscape. 'Time' reports that European allies of the United States have a lingering unease over potentially unstable U.S. support for security in Europe. . Leaders in Europe are reportedly nervous heading into the 2024 presidential election, particularly after former President Donald Trump revealed plans to seek reelection. Leaders in Europe are reportedly nervous heading into the 2024 presidential election, particularly after former President Donald Trump revealed plans to seek reelection. Trump has long criticized NATO and even threatened to withdraw the U.S. from the international military alliance during his time in office. There was more concern before the outcome of the midterm elections. Now the concern shifts further down the line and changes in nature, François Heisbourg, Strategic analyst and advisor to the Foundation for Strategic Research, via 'Time'. NATO has already been increasing its defense, doubling the troop presence on Russia's western flank from four battle groups to eight. . NATO has already been increasing its defense, doubling the troop presence on Russia's western flank from four battle groups to eight. . According to 'Time,' NATO has also revealed plans to upgrade its missile and aircraft systems and increase spending on ships and maritime defense equipment. According to 'Time,' NATO has also revealed plans to upgrade its missile and aircraft systems and increase spending on ships and maritime defense equipment. In February, Russia's invasion of Ukraine sparked a NATO effort to work towards creating enough of a military presence along Russia's border to deter future invasions. In February, Russia's invasion of Ukraine sparked a NATO effort to work towards creating enough of a military presence along Russia's border to deter future invasions. French President Emmanuel Macron has pushed for strengthening European support for NATO and shifting away from the alliance's dependence on the U.S. . French President Emmanuel Macron has pushed for strengthening European support for NATO and shifting away from the alliance's dependence on the U.S. . 'Time' reports that Macron is looking to bolster support for that effort at an international conference on Ukraine next week in Paris. . 'Time' reports that Macron is looking to bolster support for that effort at an international conference on Ukraine next week in Paris.
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