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LONDON, Feb 25 (Reuters) – The U.S., Britain and France have proposed a plan to increase spending on defence and reduce spending for “bespoke” arms industry projects, sources familiar with the discussions said last week.
Two sources told Reuters that U.S. Defence Secretary James Mattis had approved of Britain, France and the United States agreeing to fund a new £300 million arms industry initiative to invest in technology for the “last remaining industrial niche” in defence.
The proposals were expected as Mattis is trying to push U.S. allies to raise spending on military purchases as his country spends less on defence.
According to Reuters, Mattis and U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson have been meeting in London and Paris to discuss ways of improving defense ties.
The plan has not been formally discussed by Trump as President Trump and his senior national security advisors had “rushed to agree” on some aspects of a Trump budget, one of the sources familiar with the discussions told Reuters.
However, Trump’s Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson and other Trump administration officials have been meeting with NATO officials about revamping the alliance’s funding model to allow them to invest more in building up military forces across the world.
The White House, however, has not officially announced the development, known as “the President’s Strategic Guidance”.
Some of the proposals include bolstering Britain’s military spending, which fell to £11.2 billion in 2016 compared to £42 billion a decade earlier in Britain’s largest overseas trading partner.
In a Reuters report before Trump’s inauguration, Tillerson said the United States could commit at least double this year’s defence budget to be greater than the $54 billion it spent on global military operations in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Trump has asked whether the United States could spend more or if the global community should raise additional funds. He has also told NATO allies that if they don’t increase their military spending, they face being outbid. (Reporting by Noah Barkin and Lisa Lambert; Editing by Clarence Fernandez)
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