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The: From Politifact 1. As a member of NATO, you are expected to put at least 2 percent of your GDP into the military. Only five do: the US, the UK, Greece, Estonia and Poland. This is the number people throw out as the US covering 75% of the cost. From: NATO's budget report. Total defense spending of all NATO members $900 billion in 2015. The US share $650 billion or about 72 percent. Here is the balance Spending (millions): United Kingdom $59,699 6.6% France $43,864 4.9% Germany $39,743 4.4% NATO total $900,473 2. NATO’s common expenses NATO’s total military budget $2 billion Each member contributes an agreed upon percentage of the shared budget. The US pays about 22 percent or $460 million. (Germany comes in second, paying about 15 percent.) Does the US pay the biggest share? Yes but it is not really 70 plus percent.