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NATO defense spending goes up for third year in a row

NATO Secretary general Jens Stoltenberg at the alliance headquarters in Brussels on March 15, 2018. (Olivier Hoslet/Epa-Efe/Rex/Shutterstock/Olivier Hoslet/Epa-Efe/Rex/Shutterstock) BRUSSELS — NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said Thursday that alliance members increased their defense spending in 2017 for the third consecutive…