The Wales Summit in 2014 has meant a shift in paradigm in terms of defense expenditures for NATO member states. This was the case not just because of the general consensus that at least 2 % of the national GDP would be spent on defense, but also because another stipulation was that from that 2 %, at least 20 % would go on equipment acquisition and procurement. With new requirements on expenditures new strategies for defense planning have been implementing. Connecting contributions to capabilities through resource management is a new challenge for MoDs of NATO Members States. It is the aim of this paper to analyze how the Romanian national MoND has developed its own capabilities since 2014 and how the options for the years to come look in terms of defense spending, defense planning and resource allocation
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