Did France and Germany just commit to raising defense spending to 2% well ahead of schedule?

UPDATE 815AM EDT: I see Reuters has reported that "Trump says that NATO allies have committed to raising defense spending beyond 2 percent of GDP." This reporting validates everything I write here.
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We have a lot of new reports coming out of the NATO summit this morning. And I am still trying to unpack where US President Trump is headed with his performance in Brussels. I am still very much of the opinion that his moves are calculated bluster because unpredictability is central to his "Art of the Deal" strategy.

It is clear that he wants to torpedo the Nord Stream 2 deal as I wrote yesterday. But, beyond that, everything is still speculative. Here are my thoughts though.
Some reporting on Nord Stream 2
Here's what Politico is reporting today about the EU view of the Ru...


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