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Yet, on July 11, NATO's 29 members will begin what is likely to be the most fraught summit in the organization's history.Trump has unilaterally imposed tariffs on other NATO members, citing national security concerns, of all things.What the summit's participants should not do is allow all the focus to be put on NATO members' obligation to spend 2 percent of GDP on defense, even though it is true countries must increase their defense expenditure further. Nor should they fixate on the mutual defense commitment contained in Article 5 of the NATO Charter, even though the principle that an attack on one NATO member is regarded as an attack against all is crucial to the alliance.Rather than showing the world that NATO remains strong and united, he exposed it as uncertain and divided. NATO cannot afford to make that mistake again.Consider Articles 2 and 3 of the NATO Charter. They are rarely referenced, yet both are of paramount importance to fulfilling NATO's purpose.These are the areas where NATO – especially its European members – has the most work to do.
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