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Flags of member states fly at half-staff at NATO headquarters in Brussels after the bombing in Manchester, England. (Photo courtesy of NATO)

Unity against terror on agenda at Trump's first NATO summit

Defense spending levels also at issue for alliance that president once called 'obsolete'

MANABU MORIMOTO, Nikkei staff writer | Europe

BRUSSELS -- As Donald Trump attends his first NATO summit here, the world will be watching to see how the new U.S. president reassures European allies worried about the firmness of their bond of mutual defense.

Trump, for his part, seeks to widen the alliance's role in combating terrorism and wants member states to increase their military spending.

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