One of the great strains on NATO is the question of who’s paying how much for what. But that’s not a new problem. Almost as long as the alliance has been around — 69 years —  there’s been arguing over the bills. Germany has been a particular target of late, with the United States calling on the economic powerhouse to pay up.

Kathleen Hicks of the Center for Strategic and International Studies offers some needed perspective.

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