Want US protection? Pay for it

It is increasingly clear that United States President Donald Trump isn't really confused about how the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation's (Nato) funding really works. Rather, he doesn't care, because he wants a different global security system from the current one.

In Mr Trump's vision, the US is a global enforcer that will only protect those who pay for it.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 07, 2018, with the headline 'Want US protection? Pay for it'. Print Edition | Subscribe