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Greece pledges more high defense spending, seeks F-35 fleet


ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece’s conservative government is promising to continue a multi-billion euro defense modernization program during its second term in office, setting its sights on acquiring F-35 fighter jets in five years. Conservative Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis made the pledge in parliament at the start of a debate to approve his new government following election victory. Greece, which has long-standing disputes with neighbor and fellow-NATO member Turkey, currently has the largest defense budget in the alliance relative to the size of its economy.

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