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Ottawa, Dec 2 (Canadian-Media): It is expected that during the NATO summit in London, Canada would be tested on multiple fronts and would be required increase its defense spending to keep existing forces at a higher state of readiness, media reports said.
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NATO, an international organization comprises the USA, Canada, Britain, and other European countries, all of whom have agreed to support one another if they are attacked.
Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau would be leaving tomorrow for NATO summit in London with his government yet undecided whether to accept Huawei's participation in the yet-to-be-established network said that Canada has already committed to increasing its defense spending but it will not meet NATO's target of two percent of the country's gross domestic product.
The Canadian navy and air force both maintain high-readiness ships and fighter aircraft for rapid deployment. The Canadian army keeps one battle group (which is slightly bigger than a battalion) trained and ready to deploy in case of an emergency.
Moreover, Canadian defense planners are faced with the problem of reinforcing Europe in an emergency because the Russian submarines would either restrict the use of sea lanes or close them.
But Robert O'Brien, recently-appointed U.S. National Security Adviser, said America expects its allies, including Canada to fall in line on security threats such as Huawei by keeping with its funding commitment.