Because that’s the way we’ve always done it. Germany balks at Tillerson call for more European NATO spending | Reuters
Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said it was neither “reachable nor desirable” for Germany to spend the agreed NATO target of two percent of member states’ economic output on defense. NATO allies have until 2024 to do that.
And they say they’re worried that we aren’t serious about the alliance. But if they were serious, they would meet their funding obligations.