A recent NATO meeting saw countries downplaying their differences and reassuring each other of their support. Article 5 was quickly mentioned, saying how the trans-Atlantic treaty was the cornerstone of the alliance. Leaders also pledged to provide more financial support for their militaries, noting how Canada and European countries had been doing this well for the past five years. A reflection group was accepted in order to combat poor political decisions. The concerns against Russia, Afghanistan, and terrorism threats were also discussed.