English: BUCHAREST. Before the start of a press briefing following the Russia-NATO Council meeting. Русский: БУХАРЕСТ. Перед началом брифинга для журналистов по итогам заседания Совета Россия–НАТО. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
This is a thoughtful and worrying article from the Telegraph. It’s a recommended read.
via Vladimir Putin wants to destroy Nato, says US commander in Europe Ben Hodges – Telegraph.
As I read this article my mind pondered why other NATO countries are not paying their way? For me, Germany stands out.
Let me introduce some data that was recently published by the International Spectator
Top arms exporters, 2003-2013 (billion)
1. US: $79.7
2. Russia: $70
3. Germany: $22.1 4.
France: $19 5.