Fairer burden sharing is the key here. Only five members of NATO meet the 2% target, the US and UK among them. Our defense budget here in Britain is growing every year and remains the biggest in Europe, but Secretary Mattis and I have agreed that others must now raise their game, and those failing to meet the 2% commitment so far should at least agree to year on year real terms increases.
>> Britain's global leadership role as is needed today as at any time in history. In the words of President Reagan, the essence of our special relationship is a special concern for democracy and for liberty and that includes the responsibility to pass those freedoms intact to the next generation.