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    NATO: History of Expansion
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    The alliance has gone through several stages of expansion and currently includes 29 members.

    Take a look at the history of NATO's expansion as the alliance's members are set to hold a summit in Brussels on July 11-12. Back in 2014, NATO member states pledged to end cuts to their defense spending, and gradually increase spending toward the alliance's designated 2-percent GDP target within a decade.

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