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US and NATO are trying to force Germany to spend more on defense

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Germany and other NATO countries must increase defense spending. This would make the distribution of obligations among NATO members fairer.


This was announced on Monday by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg at a press conference in Brussels.

This statement was made by him on the eve of the first videoconference since the election to the presidency of the United States Joe Biden, where the defense ministers of the countries of the North Atlantic Alliance will gather. It will take place tomorrow.

At a press conference, Stoltenberg called the overall high defense spending a necessary condition for the mutual protection of NATO countries. He proposed using additional funds for deploying troops on the eastern flank of the alliance, patrolling the airspace and military maneuvers.

The secretary general also announced that at the upcoming meeting he would propose to introduce certain requirements regarding the minimum standards of defense of NATO countries. In addition, he would like to make more frequent consultations to coordinate actions at the political level of the 30 states of the North Atlantic Alliance.

According to the American publication Politico, the new US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin intends to remind allies in the alliance of the need to invest appropriate funds in strengthening military power.

The US and NATO are stubbornly and so far unsuccessfully trying to force Germany to spend more on defense in the first place. Tomorrow they will have another next attempt. And the main goal is, of course, not the collective defense of NATO, but the maintenance of the huge bureaucratic apparatus of this military bloc and the promotion of the products of the American military-industrial complex on its territory.
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  1. Victor_B
    Victor_B 16 February 2021 11: 03
    +1
    The US and NATO are stubbornly and so far unsuccessfully trying to get Germany to spend more on defense in the first place.
    Ну и что?
    Is it PROFITABLE for the states?
    Yes!
    Is it profitable for Germany?
    And hell will understand them!
    Here are the mattress covers and press.
    1. Finches
      Finches 16 February 2021 11: 08
      +10
      Ancient NATO wisdom says: "Take care and protect Russia! For there is no Russia - there are no billions from the Congress for defense." laughing
      1. Thrall
        Thrall 16 February 2021 11: 15
        +2
        They still have a whole list of threats in store - China, Iran, North Korea, Ebola, aliens ... smile
        1. Finches
          Finches 16 February 2021 11: 16
          +2
          This is for change! laughing
          1. tihonmarine
            tihonmarine 16 February 2021 11: 35
            +2
            Quote: Finches
            This is for change!

            For a Nuland cookie for the Democrats and their partners.
      2. mojohed2012
        mojohed2012 16 February 2021 13: 24
        0
        Exactly. Question from the Russian Federation: NATO, and NATO ... why did you push the troops to our border and the tanks with planes?
        And in response NATO: And this is in order to better protect you Russia!
      3. frruc
        frruc 16 February 2021 17: 47
        +1
        Germany and other NATO countries must increase defense spending. ...

        Here they are these cash cows for the US military-industrial complex and the Pentagon, otherwise the money has become "not enough" to arrive.
    2. Ross xnumx
      Ross xnumx 16 February 2021 11: 10
      +6
      US and NATO are trying to force Germany to spend more on defense

      Well, we went through this in the last century. Germany must remember how the increase in defense spending ended under Adolf Aloisovich.
      1. alpamys
        alpamys 16 February 2021 11: 13
        -12%
        Quote: ROSS 42
        US and NATO are trying to force Germany to spend more on defense

        Well, we went through this in the last century. Germany must remember how the increase in defense spending ended under Adolf Aloisovich.

        1. Finches
          Finches 16 February 2021 11: 15
          +9
          Something smelled of sorosyat ... laughing
          1. Thrall
            Thrall 16 February 2021 11: 16
            +2
            In the lower right photo - a ward of the Charite clinic smile
          2. Insurgent
            Insurgent 16 February 2021 11: 24
            +5
            Quote: Finches
            Something smelled of sorosyat ...

            Quote: Thrall
            In the lower right photo - a ward of the Charite clinic


            Liberoid Tribe negative
          3. tihonmarine
            tihonmarine 16 February 2021 11: 38
            +1
            Quote: Finches
            Something smelled of sorosyat ...

            As in the poultry house where the ferret climbed.
          4. Incvizitor
            Incvizitor 16 February 2021 14: 00
            +2
            Rather it smelled.
          5. Prisoner
            Prisoner 16 February 2021 17: 36
            +3
            winked The wretched began to fuss. Looks like not only Lech otnovichkovanno-palace received the go-ahead.
        2. evgen1221
          evgen1221 16 February 2021 11: 28
          -5
          In the upper left picture, there are also doubts about repetition without nuclear weapons.
          1. Nyrobsky
            Nyrobsky 16 February 2021 12: 06
            +7
            Quote: evgen1221
            In the upper left picture, there are also doubts about repetition without nuclear weapons.

            Why not? During World War II, European countries resisted Hitler from several days to several months, despite the fact that the people living at that time were much more severe and militant than they are now. With the Germans, yes, I had to tinker, but nevertheless they drove under the plinth. And now, judging by the fact that NATO regularly tries to kick exactly Germany, we can conclude that it just does not burn with the desire to fight with Russia, unlike the United States and the flawed Baltic countries and other "Young Europeans" to suppress which the mattresses themselves take from 48 to 72 hours.
            1. evgen1221
              evgen1221 16 February 2021 15: 37
              0
              The answer is traner and the idea for what they rule.
        3. Cowbra
          Cowbra 16 February 2021 11: 57
          +8
          We cannot repeat:





          PiSi, the last one is aristide ...
          In the city of Pereslavl-Zalessky, Yaroslavl Region, scientists from the Research Institute of Space and Aviation Materials (NIIKAM) located there have created a polymer material for use in the aerospace industry, the Department of Regional Development and Foreign Economic Activity reported.
          The department explained that the new composite material is 10 times lighter than aircraft aluminum and is able to withstand temperatures up to 1300 degrees, while remaining resistant to fire. The new material can withstand a pistol shot and is able to gradually regenerate. In addition, the same alloy can be used as an antenna.
      2. tihonmarine
        tihonmarine 16 February 2021 11: 37
        0
        Quote: ROSS 42
        Germany must remember how the increase in defense spending ended under Adolf Aloisovich.

        Memory also gets old over time, and much is forgotten. Desires, however, do not disappear.
    3. Lech from Android.
      Lech from Android. 16 February 2021 11: 16
      +1
      In the future, it is very unprofitable for Germany ... To be at the forefront of a retaliatory strike.
      1. Insurgent
        Insurgent 16 February 2021 11: 26
        +1
        Quote: Lech from Android.
        In the future, it is very unprofitable for Germany ... To be at the forefront of a retaliatory strike.

        Since 1945, the prospects for Germany have been defined in Washington.
      2. prior
        prior 16 February 2021 11: 34
        +1
        Something tells me that there should be no "edge" for the NATO countries.
        They are there one for all and all for one. This means that all should be raked for one.
        One rock the boat, all of them shoveled in their capitals.
        Maybe then they will rock the boat less, otherwise all the European mongrels hope to hide behind the American back.
        But if the Americans know that they will rake in their cities for the greyhound of some kind of Baltic mongrel, maybe then they will put it on a chain and they themselves will be more respectful.
        1. hydrox
          hydrox 16 February 2021 13: 02
          0
          Quote: prior
          They are there one for all and all for one.

          This situation ended 20 years ago, and they have already shown the whole world many times with their Caudle that they have neither consensus nor desire to fulfill NATO's covenants (except when they come from the banks of a muddy puddle).
      3. Ross xnumx
        Ross xnumx 16 February 2021 11: 37
        -8
        Quote: Finches
        Something smelled of sorosyat ...

        Sorosyatina or pig meat, but are we buying Mercedes? We are buying ... The quality of roads (even newly built ones) does not meet any norms or standards ... Hospital wards of this quality are probably in a strictly limited number. This is what the morgue looks like in KO inside:

        Straight one to one with:

        As for the production under sanctions and without, something came to my mind:
        And where are the sanctions? The USSR lived under sanctions all its life, and, regardless of our policy, they became tougher there from time to time, but there were 6,5 goods that were simply stupidly forbidden to supply to the USSR, for example, machines for three-dimensional processing of materials, computers of a certain power, but did they survive?
        We had our own industry! When Khrushchev asked one designer if you could make such an engine, the designer replied: in the USSR we can do everything that does not contradict the laws of physics.
        What's going on now? We cannot launch the rocket that Gagarin flew into space! Not new, but in general we cannot do the same, because we have everywhere the so-called "middle class", there are no locksmiths, no crane operators, potatoes and that shortage in the Moscow region, the Germans wanted to make a factory for the production of cheeses, so no milk they didn't find a damn thing! But there is a three-mensional printer, so I invite everyone to get milk from it.
        1. michael2000
          michael2000 16 February 2021 12: 00
          +6
          The quality of roads (even newly built ones) does not meet any norms or standards ...

          Are you a road builder? Do you know all SNIPs and GOSTs for road construction?
          This is what the morgue looks like in KO inside:

          Proof for how our morgues look and how they have (their bodies rotted in their cars when there was not enough space)
          As for the production under sanctions and without, something came to my mind:

          And again you lied, first you destroyed the country, then you introduced sanctions. BUT! We launch rockets into space, make our processors, feed half of the world with our agricultural products ...
          There is a lot more to list, but you keep shouting that everything is gone, since no one is reacting to this anymore.
          1. Finches
            Finches 16 February 2021 12: 24
            +4
            These mourners cannot prove anything - everything is gone, the client leaves, the plaster cast was stolen ...! Now they will tell you about the minimum wage in Angola! laughing
            1. Prisoner
              Prisoner 16 February 2021 17: 45
              -1
              We drove in a record, but it's a pity to throw it away. So they twist and twist for a year, EPRST! laughing
          2. Ross xnumx
            Ross xnumx 16 February 2021 18: 51
            -2
            Quote: michael2000
            Are you a road builder? Do you know all SNIPs and GOSTs for road construction?

            Are you the one who has the most expensive roads in the world? Look at your leisure:

        2. Cottodraton
          Cottodraton 17 February 2021 02: 53
          +1
          Bredyatina. More like a synopsis of something
    4. Klingon
      Klingon 16 February 2021 12: 29
      +2
      Germany is not fucking profitable. Germany has internal problems above the roof, in the health care system and other areas that must be urgently addressed. not least support for small businesses due to the restrictions associated with the crown, so most likely the Striped ones will be politely and culturally sent with their Wishlist to the forest
  2. rocket757
    rocket757 16 February 2021 11: 08
    +2
    US and NATO are trying to force Germany to spend more on defense

    Well, yes, when someone feels good, less "courteous" partners, they probably sleep badly!
    1. Orange bigg
      Orange bigg 16 February 2021 11: 13
      +2
      ... US and NATO are trying to force Germany to spend more on defense

      In the common fund, someone does not unfasten. The godfather, represented by the United States, is dissatisfied.
      1. tihonmarine
        tihonmarine 16 February 2021 11: 40
        +1
        Quote: OrangeBigg
        In the common fund, someone does not unfasten. The godfather, represented by the United States, is dissatisfied.

        They unfasten, but some "tyryat" the common money for themselves.
  3. Destiny
    Destiny 16 February 2021 11: 11
    +8
    US and NATO are trying to force Germany to spend more on defense

    Still trying? A year already this news:
    Germany will pay US-level contributions to NATO's overall budget from 2021, according to the German newspaper Deutschlandfunk.
    The decision to reallocate costs was made by 29 member states of the military alliance. According to the new agreements, from 2021 the share of Germany in total spending will increase from the current 14,8% to 16,35%, while the share of the United States will decrease to 16,35% from 22,1%.
    The publication clarifies that for Germany, such a budget increase would mean an annual overpayment of € 33 million, while the United States, on the contrary, will save more than € 120 million a year.
    On November 27 (2019!), German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that Germany should take more responsibility for NATO's unity in Europe and thank the United States for the existence of the alliance. She also pledged to increase Germany's defense spending to 1,5% of GDP by 2024 and up to 2% by early 2030.


    "The one who is lucky, the one and go."
    1. tihonmarine
      tihonmarine 16 February 2021 11: 41
      +4
      Quote: Destiny
      "The one who is lucky, the one and go."

      Money for the coachman, and a bucket of oats for the mare.
      1. hydrox
        hydrox 16 February 2021 13: 06
        0
        It's okay for the coachman, but Angelka will definitely stretch her legs from a bucket of oats ... lol
    2. Klingon
      Klingon 16 February 2021 12: 32
      0
      what Mackerel says there doesn’t mean anything yet, her term remains until autumn
  4. tihonmarine
    tihonmarine 16 February 2021 11: 33
    +1
    Germany and other NATO countries must increase defense spending. This would make the distribution of obligations among NATO members fairer.

    David Cameron correctly answered the European Union "Britain will not open its wallet to the European Union."
  5. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 16 February 2021 11: 43
    +1
    "And in the village of Gadyukino it rains ..." (Khazanov). All NATO gatherings ultimately boil down to two main components: pay more, blather less, and the "Russian threat."
    1. tihonmarine
      tihonmarine 16 February 2021 14: 11
      0
      Quote: rotmistr60
      All NATO gatherings ultimately boil down to two main components: pay more, blather less, and the "Russian threat."

      If a threat is not invented, then who will pay the money. Well, okay, now they came up with - Russia, China, Iran, North Korea. And what's next - Ivory Coast, Ugadna or the Republic of Tongo.
    2. Ugochaves
      Ugochaves 16 February 2021 16: 01
      0
      I will add the third, everyone should buy weapons exclusively from the main "democrats" ...
  6. Cowbra
    Cowbra 16 February 2021 11: 47
    +1
    Boring, girls. A week ago:
    Another scandal in Europe. However, in recent years they have already turned into a boring routine there. This time, the reason was the question posed by the inspector general of the Bundeswehr, Eberhard Zorn, in his letter to the FRG government. “How will we explain to Biden when he arrives that the promised money to increase military spending to 2% of GDP, we simply do not have

    Both the United States and NATO - they can dance at least kachuchu, even if they kiss negroes in ... kissing shoes - there is NO money, and Happy New Year!
  7. cniza
    cniza 16 February 2021 12: 10
    +2
    And the main goal is, of course, not the collective defense of NATO, but the maintenance of the huge bureaucratic apparatus of this military bloc and the promotion of the products of the American military-industrial complex on its territory.


    Everyone perfectly understands this, and first of all Germany ...
  8. Ros 56
    Ros 56 16 February 2021 13: 00
    0
    The Germans need to go under the military umbrella of Russia and everything will be fine with them. Don't they understand?
    1. alpamys
      alpamys 16 February 2021 14: 05
      -2
      Quote: Ros 56
      The Germans need to go under the military umbrella of Russia and everything will be fine with them. Don't they understand?

      and why the heck goat boyan? at some German enterprises they simultaneously execute orders for both the amerikotovsky military-industrial complex and for the Russian one, they also have time for other countries and do not forget about themselves, but will move into the Russian sphere of interests, then most of the orders will be completely deprived of ... do we need it?
  9. three
    three 16 February 2021 13: 00
    0
    Scandals - into the studio! Burgers are completely insolent, smother them with sanctions! Plus LNG in a frosty winter for 400 bucks, and then Erdogash will throw a couple of refugees (otherwise the burghers have relaxed, they walk the streets, but must run, looking around)! It would be nice to change the gender for Ursula, but, oldish granny, I'm afraid she won't be able to ...
  10. kit88
    kit88 16 February 2021 15: 15
    +7
    The impression that someone simply cannot eat, wants to play off Russia with Germany once again.
  11. Gennady Fomkin
    Gennady Fomkin 16 February 2021 15: 33
    0
    laughing The right decision. Otherwise, you understand, they staged "socialism" laughing laughing
  12. NF68
    NF68 16 February 2021 17: 12
    0
    The US and NATO are stubbornly and so far unsuccessfully trying to get Germany to spend more on defense in the first place.


    I don't know what world the author of this article lives in, but in the real world Germany has been increasing spending on the Bundeswehr for the second year already. Even if not to the level that the United States is pushing it to. BUT costs are increasing.