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Trump - allies: 2% of GDP per weapon is very little

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Two percent of GDP for military needs is only an intermediate benchmark for NATO member countries, in the future it will be necessary to spend at least 4 percent for weapons, reports RIA News Statement by US President Donald Trump.




This statement was made by the American leader during a meeting with the Secretary General of the North Atlantic Alliance, Jens Stoltenberg.

More work needs to be done - we are still waiting for 20 countries to increase defense spending to 2 percent (GDP). But 2 percent is very small, actually it should be 4 percent,
Trump said NATO Secretary General.

Stoltenberg, in turn, thanked the American president for his “leadership” in this vital issue.

Recall that the United States provides the lion's share of the budget of the North Atlantic bloc. In this regard, Trump has repeatedly criticized the alliance, demanding that the allies increase the pay for their security.
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  1. Loess
    Loess 18 May 2018 12: 48
    +1
    Two percent of GDP for military needs is only an intermediate guideline for NATO member countries, in the future it will be necessary to spend at least 4 percent on armaments, RIA Novosti reports a statement by US President Donald Trump.
    A good "roof" is now expensive ...
    1. Sergey39
      Sergey39 18 May 2018 12: 53
      0
      The first law of bargaining is to always ask for more than you can receive. You look and 3% vytsiganit
      1. bulvas
        bulvas 18 May 2018 13: 01
        0
        It will never end

        Such an impression, Trump bit the bit and will now drive until he is stopped

        Will do everything to oust competitors from the markets, by any means.

        Maybe the Poseidons off the coast of the US will stop him?

        They will spoil us more and more
        1. Shurik70
          Shurik70 18 May 2018 13: 06
          +1
          They love the United States to count other people's money. It is necessary for NATO vassals to count their money in return.
          How much does the United States allocate to Israel annually for arming, but on the condition that this money will be spent only on American armaments? It seems $ 4,5 billion, I don’t remember exactly.
          The same Latvia, for example, to say - "and give us a billion annually, we will protect ourselves from Russia! And we will spend all the money you have, your economy will go uphill at once!"
          laughing
        2. Chertt
          Chertt 18 May 2018 13: 59
          0
          Quote: bulvas
          It will never end
          Such an impression, Trump bit the bit and will now drive until he is stopped

          He does everything right. Loosens "Western unity", Fights (so far economically) with China, Sanctions stimulates the Russian economy, etc. As they say - "six feet above the keel"
      2. Kostyar
        Kostyar 18 May 2018 17: 57
        0
        Do not want to feed your army, you will feed someone else's !!!
        Old as the World .......
    2. Geisenberg
      Geisenberg 18 May 2018 12: 59
      +1
      And then 5,6, etc., until the social system is completely reduced)))
      1. rocket757
        rocket757 18 May 2018 13: 20
        +3
        Here are the "grease" accumulated from the Allies, the stripes are scraped off, that's for sure! We can’t guess at whose benefit this will be done!
  2. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 18 May 2018 12: 49
    +2
    in the future it will be necessary to spend at least 4 percent on armaments
    Another blow to the crazed "allies" who have not yet recovered from previous news from the White House. Trump seriously began to milk "his cow." It remains only to wish "happiness and prosperity" to Europe.
    1. g1v2
      g1v2 18 May 2018 17: 37
      +1
      And he has no particular choice. China has already outstripped 2,5 times the share of world production at US PPP. The US trade balance is negative each year by 650-800 billion dollars. And there are not so many industries in the United States that could provide them with an economic recovery. It is the real one, and not based on the recalculation of the services sector. And the defense industry is just the driver that can give Americans a powerful boost and jobs. This was already the case in both world wars, when the United States solved its problems by rising to military supplies. Comrade Trump acts in exactly the same logic - he sets fire to wherever he can and imbues his military goods. request
      1. Morrrow
        Morrrow 19 May 2018 11: 43
        0
        PPP is a fake indicator. It does not take into account the quality of services and goods
        1. g1v2
          g1v2 19 May 2018 12: 57
          +1
          It takes into account the quality of services. And most importantly - the number. Simply put, the same tractor in the United States is sold for $ 100 thousand, and in Russia for $ 10 thousand. At face value, its sales in GDP are 100 thousand in the USA and 10 thousand in the Russian Federation. PPPs recalculates them essentially at one price. This is especially evident in sales of weapons. Therefore, it shows exactly how many goods and services in the country are produced. But naturally, it is more profitable for Western countries to count at face value, as in the PSA the lag of the United States from China will be completely indecent. And due to the fact that the PRC keeps its yuan at a low rate, then at par it turns out almost on a par. And I would not advise you then to look at the share of the world production in the faculty. wink According to the industrial enterprise, the PRC has already overtaken your states by more than 2,4 times and is not going to stop. Sorry. hi
  3. taiga2018
    taiga2018 18 May 2018 12: 50
    0
    right, Donald, let them shell out on American weapons, let America make great again ...
  4. The Siberian barber
    The Siberian barber 18 May 2018 12: 52
    +1
    "More work needs to be done - we are still waiting for 20 countries to increase defense spending to 2 percent (GDP). But 2 percent is very small, actually it should be 4 percent."

    And all 4% for the purchase of F-35 .. laughing
    1. Morrrow
      Morrrow 19 May 2018 11: 44
      0
      Not necessary
  5. parusnik
    parusnik 18 May 2018 13: 02
    +1
    Trump - allies: 2% of GDP per weapon is very little

    - You are a true friend of the fatherland! - solemnly said Ostap, washing down the odorous kebab with sweet kipiani.
    - Five hundred rubles can save the father of Russian democracy.
    “Tell me,” Kislyarsky asked plaintively, “and two hundred rubles cannot save the giant of thought?”
    Ostap could not stand it and under the table enthusiastically kicked Ippolit Matveyevich with his foot.
    “I think,” said Ippolit Matveyevich, “that bargaining is inappropriate here!”
  6. Sands Careers General
    Sands Careers General 18 May 2018 13: 07
    +5
    More work needs to be done - we are still waiting for 20 countries to increase defense spending to 2 percent (GDP). But 2 percent is very small, actually it should be 4 percent


    We need more gold!
    1. Kuroneko
      Kuroneko 18 May 2018 15: 08
      +2
      But the United States has real problems with gold.
      Yes, on paper (not green from the Fed) - everything is fine, over 8 thousand tons. The first and most convincing place for this indicator on the entire planet.
      But there is an opinion that "there are no diamonds" (c) 12 chairs. No one could ever audit the US gold reserve. Plus, the official authorities impede the export of stored gold belonging to other countries, as they say, with all four paws, a tail and a mustache. In addition, the United States has already caught a couple of times on the inconsistency of their bullion with the world standard and even its own (well, not gold leaf, of course, but not far from it).
      By the way, a link for reflection: https://news.rambler.ru/world/39684050-turtsii-ch
      udom-udalos-vernut-svoe-zoloto-iz-ssha /
      1. Sands Careers General
        Sands Careers General 18 May 2018 15: 16
        +3
        Yes, I know, there were scandals with American gold.

        And they are not letting anyone into Fort Knox and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

        They will never return gold to those who gave them there. This is the provision of their Fed tool.
        1. Kuroneko
          Kuroneko 18 May 2018 16: 27
          +1
          It’s necessary to give a little figs. With a wild creak, but still.
          Most likely, just the leftovers real gold and give.
          And about providing the machine - it's you in vain. The Fed’s machine has long been backed by petrodollars (the lion's share of world oil payments — black gold — is carried out strictly in dollars and through US banks) and government bonds, rather than gold and foreign exchange reserves (which there are probably not, even if they were , the dollar has long been untied from gold).
          Those. (if the thought turned out to be incomprehensible) the real "security" of the Fed machine is a) a monopoly, b) life on credit. But for now, a outweighs b. When it ceases, it will bomb.
          1. Sands Careers General
            Sands Careers General 18 May 2018 16: 57
            +3
            In 1973, the dollar was untied from gold, in fact the process began even earlier, I remember the oil crisis.

            And the machine naturally does not print unsecured papers, the dollar is about tying as many resources as possible to it.

            Due to this, America lives. Oily tick of the global economy.
  7. zhekazs
    zhekazs 18 May 2018 13: 27
    +2
    Whoever says that, but I think it's too early to reveal an agent with the underground nickname "Red", awarding him an extraordinary rank or order. That NATO will collapse completely, then its curators will think about a possible promotion.
  8. igorserg
    igorserg 18 May 2018 13: 33
    +1
    Natural racket with protection.
  9. Kuroneko
    Kuroneko 18 May 2018 14: 04
    +2
    More work needs to be done - we are still waiting for 20 countries to increase defense spending to 2 percent (GDP). But 2 percent is very small, actually it should be 4 percent,

    Appetite comes with eating.
  10. sagitch
    sagitch 18 May 2018 14: 25
    0
    Quote: igorserg
    Natural racket with protection.

    Many of us remember how the “roof” behaved in 90. "Rutting" from themselves, and the appetites will not quench.
  11. NF68
    NF68 18 May 2018 14: 56
    0
    Recall that the United States provides the lion's share of the North Atlantic bloc’s budget.


    This is primarily a problem for the United States itself. Let them spend at least 40% of their GDP on warriors.
  12. alatanas
    alatanas 18 May 2018 20: 12
    0
    Who orders music - he pays. Since the US orders music in NATO, let them pay all the major.
    The Americans are big fans of "burning the heat out of the oven with the help of other people," but now it has come to them that the rakers must pay for it themselves.
    For example, we were forced to disarm in order to enter the EU (at the insistence of the Greeks and Turks), now they are forced to arm themselves against Russia, which is not a threat to us, unlike Turkey itself. (There are no precautionary measures in NATO in the event of a conflict between NATO member countries). An example is Turkey-Greece. In Bulgaria, unlike the Balts and Poles, we do not see a threat from Russia.
    1. NF68
      NF68 18 May 2018 20: 33
      0
      Quote: alatanas
      Who orders music - he pays. Since the US orders music in NATO, let them pay all the major.
      The Americans are big fans of "burning the heat out of the oven with the help of other people," but now it has come to them that the rakers must pay for it themselves.
      For example, we were forced to disarm in order to enter the EU (at the insistence of the Greeks and Turks), now they are forced to arm themselves against Russia, which is not a threat to us, unlike Turkey itself. (There are no precautionary measures in NATO in the event of a conflict between NATO member countries). An example is Turkey-Greece. In Bulgaria, unlike the Balts and Poles, we do not see a threat from Russia.


      How much for the USA the rope does not curl, and there will be an end to them someday. BI in due time, too, to whom only dirty tricks built it, and what is left of it now? Scotland and Ireland will also run away practically from one island.
      Fighting Russia does not need to be leading countries of the EU, not Russia itself. It is more profitable for all of them to cooperate with myron instead of arranging yet another big mess in Europe for the joy of the USA ..
  13. razved
    razved 18 May 2018 21: 12
    0
    Stoltenberg, in turn, thanked the American president for his “leadership” in this vital issue.

    He bowed and said, "Yes, my lord." laughing
  14. APASUS
    APASUS 18 May 2018 22: 08
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    How to make a billion out of nothing?
    Learn the bungalows!
    Trump didn’t even say a word for Russia, he just bent on “patriots”, like Poroshenko and Gribyne let go! And they will gladly agitate to cut back on social and medicine, for the sake of 2-3 carriages of explosives.
    The only question is how they will react: those who have something to lose?
  15. bone1
    bone1 22 May 2018 20: 32
    0
    What Europe? They sent Trump with his NATO and its percentages - why do they have extra money?