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Many NATO Countries Spend Less on Defense than the New York Police Department

Created on June 15, 2016

Many NATO Countries Spend Less on Defense than the New York Police Department

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Read the original report, "NATO Summit 2016: Alliance Members Must Commit to Increased Defense Spending," by Daniel Kochis and Luke Coffey.

Sources: North Atlantic Treaty Organization, “Defense Expenditures Data for 2014 and Estimates for 2015,” June 24, 2015, http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_120866.htm (accessed June 14, 2016), and Council of the City of New York, “Report on the Fiscal Year 2015 Executive Budget for the Police Department,” May 20, 2015,http://council.nyc.gov/downloads/pdf/budget/2015/15/eb/police.pdf (accessed June 14, 2016).

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Tags: NATO, NYPD, defense-spending