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NATO spending pledge—federal government faces lose-lose situation

For Ottawa to meet the target and maintain it through 2026/27, it must increase defence spending by $57.1 billion.

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“What happened to hope?”

That’s the question many of President Barack Obama’s supporters are asking three years after a campaign that criticized “wars of choice” and the PATRIOT Act, promised to “finish the fight” in Afghanistan, and vowed to close the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay and use “tough direct diplomacy” to break prevent Iran from deploying nuclear weapons.