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IISS: NATO leaders to consider Smart Defence in Chicago

The latest Strategic Comment from the International Institute for Strategic Studies considers that NATO's Chicago Summit on 20-21 May is likely to be dominated by two themes.

The most immediate concern will be Afghanistan: the withdrawal of combat troops, and plans for the future international military presence and its funding.

The broader issue, however, will be the reduction in defence spending by almost all NATO members, and how to prevent these budget cuts from undermining the Alliance's ability to respond to future security crises with credible force.

Click HERE to read the latest Strategic Comment