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US demands from allies to increase military spending

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US demands from allies to increase military spending

To counter modern threats, including those from Russia and China, all US allies must increase defense spending to 2% of GDP. This was stated by US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper.


The United States demanded that all countries that are allies of the United States, including even non-NATO members, increase their defense spending. According to the head of the Pentagon, US efforts have led to the fact that NATO countries have already increased military spending, but this is not enough.

Speaking at a videoconference organized by the Atlantic Council in Washington, Esper said that amid the coronavirus pandemic, many countries are focusing on domestic issues, but opponents are "not sleeping" and "trying to take advantage of the global crisis." Therefore, it is necessary to increase spending on military needs.

(...) we call on all [NATO] member states to stick to their commitments and invest more in our collective security. It also extends beyond NATO. We expect all of our allies to invest more in defense - at least 2% (...) We also expect them to be ready (...) to deploy [forces] when problems arise. We expect them to stand shoulder to shoulder with the US in countering Chinese misconduct and Russian aggression.

- said Esper, without explaining what kind of "aggression" we are talking about.

The head of the Pentagon has traditionally criticized Russia and China for allegedly interfering in the affairs of other countries, paying particular attention to the modernization of the armed forces of China and Russia, which, in his words, creates "new challenges and threats to the United States."
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  1. Livonetc
    Livonetc 21 October 2020 11: 54
    12
    "all US allies must"
    Key phrase.
    1. Hunter 2
      Hunter 2 21 October 2020 12: 02
      +4
      This is sheer stupidity on the part of Matrasnikov to push Russia and China towards rapprochement, putting our countries on the same level in the list of threats! Well, they definitely don't understand what they are doing!
      1. dorz
        dorz 21 October 2020 12: 54
        0
        Quote: Hunter 2
        This is sheer stupidity on the part of Matrasnikov to push Russia and China towards rapprochement, putting our countries on the same level in the list of threats! Well, they definitely don't understand what they are doing!

        In China, Putin's article on the results of World War II was banned from publication. Rapprochement with China is a myth used to bargain with the West.
        1. Lopatov
          Lopatov 21 October 2020 13: 05
          +2
          Quote: dorz
          Rapprochement with China is a myth used to bargain with the West.

          laughing
          The United States and China won the Cold War.
          Now China is not on the side of the United States, rather against them.
          The United States is extremely nervous about this, especially about the facts of rapprochement between China and Russia. And they actively oppose this.

          Dear, it is not worth working for the Americans.
          1. dorz
            dorz 21 October 2020 13: 34
            -3
            The United States is extremely nervous about this, especially about the facts of rapprochement between China and Russia. And they actively counteract this ...
            laughing
            Where did the convergence take place? Maybe in Siberia, where the Chinese cut and burn Russian wood, or maybe in the Far East, which they consider to be their original territory? Google "The Chinese have pissed off Vladivostok's anniversary." Dear, you are here for the Americans, not me. sad
            1. Lopatov
              Lopatov 21 October 2020 14: 49
              +1
              Quote: dorz
              Where did the convergence take place?

              In relations between countries.
              The progress is enormous. At one time, the USSR's relations with China were even worse than with the United States. Every fourth Soviet soldier, every third Soviet tank was deployed in the direction of China. They didn't want to negotiate with us at all. About nothing. And for just a meeting between the leadership, we had to fulfill the preconditions, and what are they !!! Withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan, withdrawal of troops from Mongolia and withdrawal of Vietnamese troops from Kampuchea.


              You just need to know history, and not think at the level of Hollywood with its "Russian mafia"

              Quote: dorz
              where the Chinese cut and burn the Russian forest

              laughing laughing laughing
              And here again ....
              Dear, do you really believe that the local men will let strangers into their plots? I am not, because I lived there for a long time.

              Quote: dorz
              Dear, you are here for the Americans, not me.

              It is you.
              You are diligently fulfilling the precepts of Brzezinski's grandfather about "equidistance" between Russia, China and the United States. If it is impossible to force Russia to fight against China for the interests of the United States, then at least so ...
              1. dorz
                dorz 21 October 2020 18: 27
                +1
                My last post was about the prohibition of the president's article, that the Chinese believe the Far East was squeezed from them in the 19th century, that 40% of all timber they export from Russia. I gave the facts, and you, as a ̶t̶r̶o̶l̶l̶ demagogue, just blabbed them out.
    2. svp67
      svp67 21 October 2020 12: 16
      +2
      Quote: Livonetc
      Key phrase.

      "Appetite comes with playing"
    3. Thrifty
      Thrifty 21 October 2020 12: 37
      0
      It is necessary to demand from them to spend 5 percent on the defense industry, then for sure the USA will get a figure of 2 percent in fact laughing
    4. Vladimir Mashkov
      Vladimir Mashkov 21 October 2020 12: 49
      +1
      A new arms race has started!
    5. Pete mitchell
      Pete mitchell 21 October 2020 12: 54
      +2
      Quote: Livonetc
      all US allies must

      And it's hard to argue.
      In fact, the author minus: there is a big statement and 2% is a trifle compared to other statements of the esper, there is a real program of action.
      Author - translate everything - you need to know the enemy by sight
  2. Knizhnik
    Knizhnik 21 October 2020 11: 55
    +4
    "Roof" has risen in price
    1. iouris
      iouris 21 October 2020 11: 56
      +1
      Who threatens the "allies" who threaten everyone?
  3. ANDREY MIKHAILOV_2
    ANDREY MIKHAILOV_2 21 October 2020 11: 57
    +2
    You can add one more key phrase, you should buy weapons from the USA.
  4. HAM
    HAM 21 October 2020 11: 58
    +4
    On the collective farm, everyone owes the chairman .... especially the cash cows ..
  5. Old Bolshevik
    Old Bolshevik 21 October 2020 11: 58
    -2
    Khihimon has grown decrepit and no longer has the strength of NATO.
    It's time to change the locomotive!
    1. APASUS
      APASUS 21 October 2020 12: 09
      +3
      Quote: Old Bolshevik
      Khihimon has grown decrepit and no longer has the strength of NATO.
      It's time to change the locomotive!

      Ghihimon simply began to play openly, before they used ideology for this, and now they say directly whose place is who.
      1. VORON538
        VORON538 21 October 2020 14: 07
        -2
        And gikhimon is not going to drag anyone out; he simply demands from his sixes to pay more to the common fund, which he looks after and uses! hi
        1. APASUS
          APASUS 21 October 2020 14: 13
          +1
          Quote: VORON538
          And gikhimon is not going to pull anyone

          Used to pull
          Quote: VORON538
          He just demands from his sixes to pay

          They just used to be partners, but now they speak openly.
          Quote: VORON538
          pay more to the common fund, which he looks after and which he uses!

          This is the ultimate goal, otherwise democracy is under threat Now the Russian Chinese will come and steal it!
          1. VORON538
            VORON538 21 October 2020 14: 22
            -1
            Russian Chinese
            laughter laughter, but we have such
            Live and work quietly
            I don’t believe that China will go to war with Russia for the Far East and Siberia, they live with us normally, there are several times less people from the Caucasus and Central Asia, and they get everything they need from us. Now let Moscow have a headache. how to stop the outflow of Russians, and not only from the Far East, a simple increase in salaries will only increase the outflow; other measures are needed here.
  6. wow
    wow 21 October 2020 12: 08
    +1
    Why are the panties themselves falling ...?
  7. askort154
    askort154 21 October 2020 12: 10
    0
    ..all allies of the United States should increase defense spending to 2% of GDP.
    (US Secretary of Defense)

    The Secretary of Defense of all the USA, apparently, does not know the real economic possibilities of his "NATO-allied" environment.
    Even Germany pays 1.6%, while the Polish-Czecho-Romanian-Bulgarian-Baltic small fry, sitting on the neck of the EU,
    everyone pays that 2%. Because these are subsidies from the EU. Brussels is already beginning to oppose this. The naive minister does not know what economic "breakthrough" the US's new allies Georgia and Ukraine are in, dreaming of joining NATO.
    1. Uncle lee
      Uncle lee 21 October 2020 12: 24
      -2
      including even non-NATO members, increase defense spending.
      But Siluanov did not obey and cut defense spending!
      1. Nyrobsky
        Nyrobsky 21 October 2020 13: 19
        +2
        Quote: Uncle Lee
        including even non-NATO members, increase defense spending.
        But Siluanov did not obey and cut defense spending!

        I haven't cut it yet, but I made a proposal. Cut funding, reduce the size of the army by 100 thousand people, increase the length of service for retirement, move the term of service for obtaining mortgage loans for officers and contractors upward, cancel the annual indexation by 2% above inflation (it is not paid anyway) since 2012), etc.
        In short, while sworn "friends" are laying around and setting fire to Russia around the entire perimeter and from all sides, openly saying that Russia is an enemy and are practicing nuclear strikes from the territory of neighboring states, this is a "bald misunderstanding" burdened by accounting knowledge openly works to undermine the country's defense.
        1. VORON538
          VORON538 21 October 2020 14: 09
          0
          With these statements, he was designated as the notorious "fifth column." In principle, such in the Ministry of Finance and in the above-mentioned hiIt is clear that his proposals will not be missed and words will remain words ... for now. Ahead of 2024, the fifth column begins to gradually prepare the ground so that there is no false start, as in Belarus.
          1. Nyrobsky
            Nyrobsky 22 October 2020 18: 56
            +1
            Quote: VORON538
            With these statements, he was designated as the notorious "fifth column." In principle, such in the Ministry of Finance and in the above-mentioned hiIt is clear that his proposals will not be missed and words will remain words ... for now. Ahead of 2024, the fifth column begins to gradually prepare the ground so that there is no false start, as in Belarus.
            Now they have difficult times along the way, the main thing is that the state does not abandon what it has begun and really begins to clog their gills with "shoe polish" so that they do not breathe so freely here. On copper they took up one rotten liberalist office, God forbid, that they would bring the matter to the final. Read here.
            http://katyusha.org/view?id=15352&utm_source=politobzor.net
  8. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 21 October 2020 12: 12
    +1
    The United States demanded that all countries that are allies of the United States, including not even NATO members, increase defense spending.
    As I understand not included, I mean Georgia and Ukraine. Well, these will come out of the skin and the last pants will be taken off to please. But the Americans will have to rein in Germany and some others and create conditions (provocation) for them to feel the threat to Russia. With Navalny, it was somehow sluggish and at the level of the school theater it worked out.
  9. venik
    venik 21 October 2020 12: 16
    0
    "....We expect all of our allies to invest more in defense - at least 2% (...) We also expect them to be ready (...) to deploy [forces] when problems arise. ..... "
    =======
    How hard they are pushing the "allies" to unleash another "arms race" !!!
  10. deniso
    deniso 21 October 2020 12: 27
    -1
    Of course, you can increase your expenses, but Russia will not be the first to fight you. It is well known that Russia does not start wars, it ends them.
  11. Viktor Sergeev
    Viktor Sergeev 21 October 2020 12: 49
    +1
    The colonies have always paid for the maintenance of the colonial troops of the master, this is normal. The only mistake in all statements is the use of the word "allies", replace it with "slaves" and everything will fall into place.
  12. KAVBER
    KAVBER 21 October 2020 12: 54
    0
    2% is not enough, you need more, do not stop half way
  13. yehat2
    yehat2 21 October 2020 13: 32
    0
    Quote: dorz
    China banned the press from Putin's article on the results of World War II

    do not pay attention. China creates its own history in its textbooks, and the fact that the USSR waged a larger and more intense war does not fit into their political position, therefore it is filtered.
    China is also quite ashamed to remember HOW most of their army fought during the invasion of Japan. For example, the communists generally sat out in the mountains, completely shifting the fighting to the Kuomintang army, and then stabbed him in the back.
    If you read Chinese textbooks, you will see that only China liberated the southeast from the Japanese, and the British, who lost 3 ships of the line there, the USSR, which defeated the Kwantung Army, the Americans and Australians who fought in Oceania - they were not. Therefore, even Kennedy's biography was banned in China. he served just on boats in this region.
  14. Gunter prereen
    Gunter prereen 21 October 2020 14: 16
    0
    Siluanov should be sent to the United States to explain to them that the military budget needs to be cut. Or even send them on a tour of NATO countries. And look at the results of the work of an effective manager.
  15. Incvizitor
    Incvizitor 21 October 2020 14: 24
    -1
    In the rust, not only are the girls dancing and they also pay and tell them that they pay little. laughing
  16. evgen1221
    evgen1221 21 October 2020 15: 22
    +1
    Slowly increase military spending by the planned date before the wartime spending? Like we are little by little, and after five years, yeah, and the enterprises, as it were, according to the state of wartime, started working by themselves. Don't you find?
  17. Mikhail3
    Mikhail3 21 October 2020 15: 46
    +1
    The United States is planning a huge war, and in the near future. They need. There is simply no way out. And, as usual, like their British teachers and relatives, the Americans are not going to fight on their own. Two options are seen - a common dump in Asia, where they would try to pinch China as much as possible, and our destruction.
    Considering that we are not ready for a serious war in principle, an attack on us is preferable, since China will naturally hit us in the back, and it is possible that it will be the main executor of this war. And then "Western civilization" will roll the Chinese into a thin pancake. From their side, such a plan is as natural as breathing.
  18. Gordei
    Gordei 21 October 2020 16: 58
    +3
    An old song about the main thing ...! One thing is good that Russia has already ceased to be called a "gas station" and "upper delta with missiles."
    And with these screams, they are bringing Russia and China closer together!
  19. NF68
    NF68 22 October 2020 16: 35
    0
    How many times have they demanded this? 101 or 102?