US President Barack Obama has warned David Cameron not to slash the UK defense budget.
Obama insisted to the British prime minister that a failure to hit the 2 per cent of GDP spending target would undermine the NATO.
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The US president made the direct appeal during private meetings when the Prime Minister visited Washington back in January, The Telegraph reported.
Treasury is expected to cut £1 billion a year from the Ministry of Defense budget in an attempt to fill the country’s budget shortfall.
Obama has warned Cameron that “if Britain doesn’t spend 2 per cent on defense, then no one in Europe will.”
Reports say the US has been piling pressure at a “high level.”
Now a London-based anti-war activist says maintaining defense budget is not fair as Britons live under tough austerity measures by the government.
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