Defense Secretary Pleads with NATO for Help Fighting ISIS

BRUSSELS—Long thought to be on its last legs, NATO is set to become a regional deterrent thanks to a proposed influx of U.S. spending and equipment, Secretary of Defense Ashton B. Carter announced Tuesday.

Carter’s stance on a reinvigorated NATO comes ahead of scheduled NATO and counter-Islamic State meetings here in the coming days.

The first, on Wednesday, will assess the state of NATO and its new deterrent posture, while on the Thursday, Carter will discuss his plans to defeat the Islamic State with the 27 other countries currently participating in the coalition to defeat the terrorist group.

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