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Vershbow: Trump's election will push NATO countries to increase military budgets

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The new US administration should not be viewed as a threat to NATO, on the contrary, with its arrival, the task set earlier, envisaging an increase in the military budgets of the alliance member countries, can be solved, said former Deputy Secretary General of NATO Alexander Vershbow.


Vershbow: Trump's election will push NATO countries to increase military budgets


Recall that during the pre-election race, Donald Trump promised, if elected, to revise the obligations of the United States in the NATO bloc, if the other allies did not increase defense spending to 2% of GDP.

“I regard the issues raised by the new president as an opportunity, not a threat (to other NATO members),” Vershbow said.

According to him, the policy of the new administration "could push NATO allies to buy more things right" for their own security.

According to Vershbow, the program of building up forces on the eastern frontiers of the alliance is “extremely effective for deterring Russia and appeasing vulnerable allies in Eastern Europe, who are thus told“ we are with you ”.
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  1. Skeptic Self-Taught
    Skeptic Self-Taught 21 December 2016 13: 27
    +2
    Well, why? They were expecting dough from the United States and "sold" them anti-Russian rhetoric, and now they will fork out themselves ...
    So let's see "the choice of NATO by the people" ...
    1. NEXUS
      NEXUS 21 December 2016 13: 37
      +3
      Quote: Skeptic Self-taught
      So let's see "the choice of NATO by the people" ...

      Especially the Balts, Poles and other militant tribes.
      1. hirurg
        hirurg 21 December 2016 13: 42
        +1
        believes former deputy secretary general of NATO Alexander Vershbow.
        And about me, they forgot about me! ... and so slightly licked my back ... tsu Trump.)))
    2. Vend
      Vend 21 December 2016 13: 53
      0
      Trump's election will push NATO countries to increase military budgets
      That's good, there will be no money left for stupidity: Russophobia, color revolutions, interventions in the affairs of other countries, various spyware human rights organizations and support for traitors in other countries.
      1. gladcu2
        gladcu2 21 December 2016 14: 33
        0
        Vend

        Have you even bothered to determine the cause of Russophobia?

        Have you ever thought a little about the role of NATO in the modern world?

        Do you even understand who needs this? What can the world expect because of someone's private investors. Interests that work against society. It is a crime.

        I asked you questions. Try to find the answers. Stop living in a world of not thinking people.
        1. Vend
          Vend 21 December 2016 14: 45
          +2
          Quote: gladcu2
          Stop living in a world of not thinking people.
          So you try it. Get out of the captivity of stereotypes imposed during the COLD WAR. Be smart and pretend, different stinks.
        2. unsinkable
          unsinkable 21 December 2016 16: 14
          0
          Quote: gladcu2
          I asked you questions. Try to find the answers. Stop living in a world of not thinking people.

          Dear, remove the noodles from your ears hung by Russophobic media. Sometimes take into account the enemy (Russian) point of view. Compare and you will understand everything. Think one-sidedly. It is unlikely that you are thinking. Rather trusting.
    3. Finches
      Finches 21 December 2016 13: 55
      +1
      Sashok, an old enemy of Russia, one of the odious Russophobia, a complete bastard!
      1. gladcu2
        gladcu2 21 December 2016 14: 38
        +2
        Zyablintsev

        Private interest always works against public interest. This means that private interest is criminal.

        We live in an economy that is ideologically based on the priority of private interest. Therefore, society will never come out of a series of military conflicts until ideology is changed.

        What is happening now, these wars, Russophobia, etc. this is the result of the economic system.

        Remove the cause, the consequence disappears.
        1. Finches
          Finches 21 December 2016 14: 41
          0
          You right in Leninsky formulated "Politics is the most concentrated expression of economics"but added a pinch of Trotskyism about the implementation of the world revolution! laughing

          However, the logic in your words is! hi
  2. Observer2014
    Observer2014 21 December 2016 13: 29
    +2
    Vershbow: Trump's election will push NATO countries to increase military budgets
    Yeah, NATO countries up to this point, you might think the money was hacked. We sat on the dough and did not know where to put the loot.
    In general, the idea is that all this "Eyrupeyskoe unity" is made so that the Germans spend their money anywhere, but not on themselves.
    1. Titsen
      Titsen 21 December 2016 13: 35
      0
      Quote: Observer2014
      We sat on the dough and did not know where to put the loot.


      Now they will be prompted!
  3. Titsen
    Titsen 21 December 2016 13: 33
    0
    They will spend money on blamed star-striped-mattress shit!
  4. himRa
    himRa 21 December 2016 13: 35
    +3
    It is not a thankful job to provide military services! let Genghis Khan be asked! laughing
  5. Smoked
    Smoked 21 December 2016 13: 38
    0
    So after all, Trump spoke about this to Europe, such as paying loot. I did not understand what Vershbow wanted to say.
    1. The stranger
      The stranger 21 December 2016 14: 24
      0
      You did not understand? Then the trouble.
      All these people - former, and current-former from NATO, themselves do not understand what they are saying. Usually they say generally just not to fall asleep.
      So if you don’t understand, you won’t have time to figure out what to fear from his formidable speeches, and you won’t kneel before him. The trouble is I say, byaaaa!
  6. cannabis
    cannabis 21 December 2016 13: 41
    0
    How easy it is to learn to understand what has been said! It's just ... you don’t need to listen to WHAT they say to you, you need to watch WHO says it to you! Rock is crooked, slanting eyes - everything is clear, the enemy of the people.
  7. nnm
    nnm 21 December 2016 13: 44
    0
    Preparing to fulfill Trump's words that NATO should pay the United States for protection)))
  8. izya top
    izya top 21 December 2016 13: 45
    +2
    “May push NATO allies to buy more right things”
    Yeah, the Yankees. That’s the calculation
  9. BOB044
    BOB044 21 December 2016 13: 50
    0
    They won’t leave themselves without work. People’s porridge is thinner and their salary is higher.
  10. Lelek
    Lelek 21 December 2016 13: 55
    +1
    (According to him, the new administration’s policy “could push NATO allies to buy more right things” for their own safety.)

    "Where to get the money, Zin ..."
    Reminded a joke:
  11. The stranger
    The stranger 21 December 2016 14: 19
    0
    And no.
    NATO exists only against Russia. It, in principle, both in its internal structure and in its fundamental documents, cannot solve any other problems. There will be no Russophobic hysteria - no one will be spent on a nonexistent threat. So NATO will quietly fade, turning into a retirement club for Russophobic fanatics. Former officials.
    If Trump makes the promise, NATO will simply disappear.
  12. Wolka
    Wolka 22 December 2016 05: 42
    0
    an increase in the military budgets of the NATO member states will finally ruin their already impoverished budget and economy, and there is no need to think about the social sphere at all, this is how you poke the sanctions into Russia, you would live peacefully, quietly and you would be happy, so there is no everything on feats "pulls, then get the full ...