(Washington Times) President Trump’s intense pressure on fellow NATO member countries to spend more on defense paid off Thursday with countries committing to spend $33 billion this year.

NATO members also committed to accelerating the timetable to reach the agreed upon spending level of 2 percent of GDP, Mr. Trump said at a press conference at the NATO summit in Brussels.

“Everyone has agreed to substantially up their commitment,” he said on the second day of the summit.

Mr. Trump stressed that the U.S. remained committed to NATO and that he was pleased that allies committed to treating the U.S. more fairly.

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